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The Official Or^an of the Students oJ the University of the South 

A Legacy OJ 103 yean OJ Student Journalism 

Joyful Anticipation of a Java Joint 

by Angela Ward 

Alas, after much ado, the highly antici- 
pated, strongly supported, and definitely 
needed Coffee House will open in only six to 
eight weeks thanks to the laborious efforts of 
Dr. Woody Register, Ms Maryetla Ansehutz. 
and the crew of "Coffeehouse Committee" 
members. According to Ms Ansehutz, after 
various structural, plumbing, and electrical 
problems are addressed, the quaint, yellow, 
Victorian house located down the hill from the 
Bishop's Common on Georgia Avenue should 
he ready to serve students, faculty, and com- 
munity members alike with "good bagels, past 
and scones," and of course, "wonderful 
coffee " 

While the "go ahead" was given for the 
Coffee House project this spring, the location 
was not decided until this summer, when the 
long and thorough process of hiring a man- 
ager for the house was also conducted After 
three weeks of interviews and reference- 
checking on about a dozen candidates from 
u Hlun and without the University, a manager 
has been hired whose name will be released 
after the manager's contract is finalized. This 
manager will work lull-time with a staff of 
.,1m, iii two i" six students, yet lobe hired, who 

will work part-time, preparing and serving the 
coffee and food and operating the register 

According to Ms Ansehutz. the Coffee 
House will be open for business off and on 
throughout the day. beginning about 7:00a m 

afternoon crowd, and remaining open till about 
midnight on weekdays and possibly later on 
weekends Such hours should afford all stu- 
dents, faculty, and community members a 
plethora oi convenient opportunities to as- 

The Stirling Cup: Although the present appearam e may be tarnished unit a little polish 
the Sewanee community will make it thine Photo by Lyn Hun hinson. 

serving a morning crowd till about noon, then 
reopening about 2:00 or 3:00 p m, to serve an 

Former Professor Dies in Bosnia 

by Andria Warren 

Robert Erasure, a Formet member of the 
Sewanee faculty, was killed in an automobile 
accident in Bosnia-Herzegovina on Saturda) 
August l n He was 53 years old Frasure.the 
Deputy Assistant Secretarj ol State for Euro- 
pean and Canadian Affairs, was traveling to a 
conference in Sarajevo to discuss a peace plan 
li.i Bosnia when (he armored personnel car- 
rier in which he was riding lost control and 
plunged from a mountain road. Frasure and 
two other American diplomats. Joseph Kruzel 
and Samuel Nelson Drew, died in the accident 
Frasure was a professor of political science 
at Sewanee from 1970 until 1973 He taught 
the first course in Soviet politics ever offered 
at Sewanee. Frasure received his undergradu- 
ate degree from West Virginia University, and 
attended the London School of Economics I [e 
received his Ph.D. from Duke University and 
then came to Sewanee and began teaching 

After leaving Sewanee he joined the for- 
eign service. During his years of work as a 
diplomat, he served in numerous foreign lo- 
cations in both Europe and Africa Frasure 
was a member of George Bush's National Se- 
curity Council in 1990 and 1991, and in 1991 
he received the Presidential Medal for Excep- 
tional Service for his work in Ethiopia. Be- 
fore July 1994, when he was named Deputy 
Assistant Secretary of State, he served as the 
United States Ambassador to Estonia 

Recently Frasure had been working as die 
principal American in a group 

of diplomats trying to achieve peace in Bosnia, 
and new to Europe twice a month to 

Ferences He was on his waj to a meeting 
with Bosnian offi ials to discuss a plan to end 

the fighting when the accident >' 

Sewanee' s political science professor l >il 

hen ( Silchrisl remembers Frasure as an excel- 
lent lecturer and as a popular professor, both 
with his students and with members of tin I m 
uUj According to Gilchrist. Frasure's wo 

sense of humoi and engaging intelligence gave 
him the abilitj to "hold the attention ol a< lass 
for as long as he continued talking " Profes- 
soi I lilchrisl went on to saj that lie "wished 
that Bob Frasure could have stayed at Sewanee 
\n,i leaving, he look the foreign 
service exam and has been working for the 
Si, lie Department ever since 

semble and interact with one another, while 
enjoj mg the fabulous menu, diverse entertain 
ment. and warm atmosphere of the Coffee 
House \< cording to Ms Ansehutz Ms. Li ■ 
Manlej 'i'" 1 Dean Pearigen, il is thii I] 

interaction in a iforlable environment 

which is the primary goalol theCoffee House 
\ i lean Pearigen puts il I he I offee House 
is not about coffee It's about conversation 
people gathering togethei and enjoying one 
another's company." I lie old student union 

HOW the Sewanee I nioii lliealei. used tO pro 

vide such a place foi students and facult) to 
'hang out; howevet at present no such place 

serves this important purpose. The Coffee 

House's central location, being onl) about 50 

yards or so walk from the Bishop s < ommon, 

as well as its accessible hours, should enable 
it serve BS such a tonim lor interaction 

Another characteristic of the Coffee House 

which customers will be sure to find very ai 

tractive will be its low puce, yet high qualify 

menu The quality coffee for instance will 
be priced "exceptionally lowei than the mai 
ket standard according to Ms Ansehutz 
Though the University will ol course, have 

to turn a profit, sales Irom coffee, a \er\ high- 
profil Hem should enable the House to I 
prices low and still bring in high quality Hems 
bagels, desserts, and other snacks, as well as 

an entire fat-free hue Students will, of co 
be able to charge purchases on thetheii cards 
Students ma) beabletouseflw dollars how- 
ever, since flex dollars operate tin 

Mai i lot. v. u h which the Coffee House will not 

he affiliated, the use Ol Hex dollars ma 
be possible 

In addition to the low prices and enticing 
menu, the interesting decor and entertainment 
ol the( ollee House should attract all types ol 
customers. Irom a conservative "tea tune' 
crowd to a "late-night-sobering-up crowd 

according to Ms Anschut/ I he House will 

have several rooms, each with a different 

theme For instance one room will havjB big 

comfortable couches and small tables thet 

will be moreol a "pristine iea room," and still 
another might showcase a tacky "Brad) Bum h 
style" decoi As foi entertainment. Ms 

Manlev indicates that in addition to a 

ol magazines and an work the ' toffee House 
should feature "poetrj readings, monoli 
,,„,i .,, oust'n musu " Ms Ans< hut 
ihi i ommittee wants I ois nl thini 

.ii night possibl) i 1 1 : > outdoor -•' n 
imn ies on the front ol the house dun 

warm weathei I he possibilities are literal!) 

Sewani e a rtainl) has eal to look 

forward to in the upcoming realit) ol tins long 
awaited projei I I tiering to the divet 
ing, interacting and entertainmeni needs ol all 
membersol the communit) the Coffee House 
will certainl) he. in the words ol Ms \nschutz, 
"A playground foi all 

All students are em ouraged to be< ome in- 
volved m this exciting venture b) joining the 
Coffee House Committee oi simpl) offering 
an) suggestions the) ma) have 

Robert Frasure during his Sewanee yean 

When Frasure was a professor at 
Sewanee. he and another politic al science pro- 
lessor who was here at the time. Dan 
( » | ■Liberty, began a friendship that would per 
sist in the years alte. they both left the univer- 
sity O'Flaherty gave a eulogy at the funeral 
,,| Ins friend in which he spoke ol I rasure's 

abiijt) as ., teacher O'Flaherty exph d at 

the funeral that "Before Boh was a brilliant 
diplomat, he was a splendid teacher, follow 
inghisfathei as a political scientist ITi 

MmI some ol his tonne. Students are here to- 
day bears witness to that 

O'Flahert) continued, saying' wewillmiss 

Our superb friend as surely as the nation will 
miss "ne of its best public sen antS frasure 
is survived by his wife and two daughters 

Five Minute Biography 

Dr. Brown Patterson, Academic and Author 

by Lindsey Delaplaine 
\ssoi iate Editor 

The white hair, tall, lean frame and 
rounded glasses of Dr. William Brown 
Patterson seem to exude academia I spent 
more time doing graduate work than most 
people spend in grades K-12, " he says with 
a smile Eighteen years of his life were de- 
voted to the pursuit of higher education, com- 
piling an amazing total of seven degrees, in- 
cluding two B.A.S, two MA s. a M Div 
i Master of Divinity), and PhD S in both his- 
tory and religion. In the face of these awe- 

some accomplishments, one would expect to 
Hud Dr Patterson an intimidating man. but 

Ins warm smile and friendly, engaging man- 
ner prove otherwise. 

L)r Patterson was born in Charlotte, N.C. 

and attended public school in nearb) I ireens- 

lle came to Sewanee intending to be- 
come A history major but was sv, ayed b; 
lessor Charles Harrison to the English De- 
partment. Since Sewanee was not vet allow- 

ing double majors. Dr Patterson graduated 
with a B A. in English and decided to attend 
Harvard to continue his education. Alter re- 
ceiving his master's in English. Dr Patterson 
applied for a Rhodes Scholarship in order to 
Study under C.S. Lewis and was accepted 
During his two years at Oxford, Di Patterson 

wrote weekly essays, and met with Lewis in 
order to read the essays aloud and receive 
Continued on page 9 

In this issue... 

Shorts and Picks pg- 2 

Ranting and Raving pg.4 

Sports pg 6 

Creative Dating pg 11 

Anti-Pop Pg 12 


Page 2 

The Sewanee Purple 

September 7, 1995 


Setuatue §Uo*L 

PRE Madness 

Above: Coleman Rose ('97), 
Carolyn Bender ('99), Jason Nail 
('98) and Chris Keefer ('96) play 
together and demonstrate an ex- 
perimental form of lowrider 
kayaking to make the boating 
scene part of the 1995 PRE's class 

Right: PRE climbing instruc- 
tor Adam Miller harnesses cour- 
age to demonstrate a trust lean 
to the Blush group below. Many 
freshmen attempted the feat and 
other, more courageous souls 
went on to climb blindfolded. 
Photos by Lyn Hutchinson. 

"What to Do When There's Nothing to Do on the Domain' 

8&9 September. Open Weekend . The 
FINAL second weekend of fall frater- 
nity rush always features fabulous 
parties and sometimes good bands. 

I his weekend ONLY frats fall over 
themselves trying to impress frosh. A 
particularly impressive selection of 
bands will be on the Mountain. Not 
to he missed is Strutter, "the" Kiss 
cover band, at the Phi house from 1 1 
to 1 on Saturday night. Strutter wears 
the make-up and there have even been 
rumors of blood, but you'll have to 
find that out for yourself. 

II September. Bluebell Island is for 
sale and some Sewanee people want 
to buy it! Whether you think this idea 
is smart or silly, the island in the Elk 
River is beautiful. Come to the slide 
showing by Stephen Alvarez and find 

out why everyone thinks they have to 
put a "Help Save Bluebell Island!" 
bumper sticker on their four-wheel- 
drive gas-guzzlin' automobile. 
Women's Center, 7:30 

14 September. Ed Wood . This Cin- 
ema Guild selection features Johnny 
Depp who plays former Hollywood- 
heyday director Dr. Edward J. Wood, 
Jr. Ed loved to make movies about his 
perverse loves, and you'll love Tim 
Burton's movie which details Ed's life. 
SUT, 7:30. 

19 September. Dawn Underwood. 
The Sewanee Performing Arts Series 
kicks off this year's clandestine array 
of talent with this Grammy-award- 
winning soprano's performance. 
Guerry Auditorium, 7:00. 

New OG Members 

Waller Justin Adams 

Bret Steven Alexander 

Gary Blaylock Andrews, Jr 

Maryetta Madeleine Anschutz 

Elizabeth Archer 

Jennifer Nicole Carrier Armstrong 

Hope Frances Atmore 

Samuel Graves Backficld 

Brcndon David James Bailey 

Polly Bass 

Elizabeth Mundy Bibb 

lane Anne Blakncy 

Laura Alice Boles 

Dennis Chadwick Botlorff 

i lizabcth Lee Bowie 

William Trousdale Bowie 
Elizabeth Ann Bowlin 
Samuel Lee Boyd ir 
Jeh Ramsaj Bridges 
Ronald David Briggs 
Laura Lee Brown 
s. ii, di Elizabeth Broun 
Patrick NeKon Bun les 

n Daniel Bruce 
Anne Severance Budros 
John William Burckle 
Karnc Aleta Burnh.uu 

( orinna Erwin Byrd 
I lizobeth Ravenel Byrd 
James Vt illis < antey III 

I "ins Fred Capulo 
Rachel Elizabeth Carlson 
i irai t (Catherine Tillman Caverl 
Seth Erin Chapman 
Kathcrine Eugenia Clemens 
t In gorj Paul Coibnih 
( Mb, nnc' Coleman 
Helen Marie Corner 
Daniel Robert Conklc 
Nathan Weber Conover 
Matthew Frederick Cooke 
Pradhceshan Cooinaraswamy 
Laura Jean Crookston 
Charles Albert Cunningham III 
i rant es Royster Currie 

Christian Hewctt Cutlei 
Silas Strickland Davenport 
James Byron Davis 
Richard Francis Douglas 
Steffnni Nicole Driggms 
Robert Pierce Durham 

Elizabeth Joj Ellington 

(Catherine Rhodes Fields 
Clinton fi.oil._rr Fisher 

.i Noelle Pletchall 
I rani i Miller Flournoy 
Christopher Michael Fostel 

Cara Blylhe Freeman 
Emmie Foster Gaillard 
Bessie Wolfe Gantt 
Stephanie Simone Gilbert 
William Bryan Glover 
(Catherine Meyer Greene 
Elizabeth Dillon Greenfield 
Kelly Michelle Grey 
Gregory Philippe Guillory 
Charles Clayton Haden 
Christopher Nathan Hammond 
Francis Jackson Harper 
Patrick Kyle Heard 
Amy Elizabeth Hcmstrecl 
James Jameson Henley 
Albert Rheii Heyward IV 
Rachel Elizabeth Hildcbrandl 
w arren Michael Holl 
Amy Amalore Hughes 
Katherine Burgetl Inge 
Jennifer Elizabeth Ison 
l -inr.i Elizabeth lennings 
Mariana ' !hloe Johnson 
Abigail Schuenemann Johnston 
Anne Kathcrine Jones 
lamesV Jones III 
Phillip Brian Jones 
I mien Carter Keith 
Bartholomew Joseph Kempf 
Geoffrey SanCord Kohl 
Ellen Harley I ang 
Berkeley Haynsworth Little 
Michael Paul Marsh 
Patricia Dawn M.irshburn 
Shawn Charles Martin 
Sarah Dawn Martins 
Michael Roberts McWhirlet 
Elizabeth Scotl Megorden 
Wade Callendcr Menzies 

Elizabeth Nicholson Milliken 

llolley Rac Monliel 
Ashley Suzanne Moore 
Paul Wesley Morris 
Mills Lane Morrison. Jr. 
Katrina Anne Nelson 
Wendy Ruth Alexandra Orlow 
Anne McCarlha Osborne 
Robert Harvey Paine 

Neil Little Pruitt. Jr. 
Jessica Louise Purslcy 
Kelly Jean Ramkc 
Jessica Elisabeth Rentz 
Mike 1 1 Paul Reynolds 
Holly Ehz.abelh Richardson 
Melissa Nell Riley 
SamuclDonncll Gwin Robhms III 
Lonettc Nicole Robertson 
Julia Anne Rosdeulscher 
Coleman Eppes Rose 
David William Royal 
David Roger Rugge 
Rebecca Kay Rusche 
Michael Todd Sansbury 
Eric Job Sccse 
Jama Renee Shelton 
Stephanie I ec Shepherd 

Hadlc\ M. ib. in Siuiinonds 
Jonathan Brent Sisco 
Bonnie Kalhryn Smith 
Amanda Lynn Spann 
I ric la< ob Steinmehl 
I renl Mi I lonald Stephens 
Toney Ruches Stephenson 
Jeffrey Macklin Swann 
( 'hrislophet Scotl Tayloi 

John Be. isles I hoinas IV 
Penny Jcucll.i I bomas 
Sarah Alston Thompson 
Castlen Comer Tindall 
Caren Lyn Trubey 
Leigh Elizabeth van Rij 
Zachary David Vernon 
I nk I euis Walker 
Jonathan Eli Walker 
James Buchanan Wallace 

John Bcveridge Wallace 
Ann Elisabeth Walsh 
Angela Erin Ward 
Craig Millard Wardlaw. Jr 
John Alexander Warren 
Joseph Kellam Warren 
Dcrk Tyson Wemheimer 
Mary Carol Welsh 
Philippe Mar lin Wheelock 
Robert Prince Whiscnant 
Abigail Asind White 

Knshalappa Karumbaya PaleyandaMark Cameron White 

Grant Jackson Palmer 
Mn Ii. lie Elana Parks 
Wayne Chflor.l I'aullus 

'.,..ii Phillips, ir 
Murray Price Phillips 
< !hristophei Scotl Piromalli 
rhomas I orin Powell 
Dennis Gregory Prater 

William Richardson White 
Samuel Lee Whilt 
Kalhryn I >nn Wilhoitc 
Derry Kathleen Wrlkens Nunc Williamson 
Kalhryn Erin Wilson 
Helen Ann Wood 
l lizobeth I arden N eiser 
l mi i\ Marie Zoghbj 


September 7, 1995 

The Sewanee Purple 

I 'age 3 


Summer Fun on the Mountain Financial Aid Under Fire 

. « .. ^ i-. „.i. tu r i i - — «• hiikmacPirard sons He named grade status, parental incon 

by Sally Cassady 

Although during the sultry days ol sum- 
mer at Sewanee the tired traffic light normally 
stays on yellow blink and Friday and Satur- 
day nights are somewhat lowered in excite- 
ment. Sewanee does not rest. There are a num- 
ber of programs that keep the campus dive 
while students take a break Sewanee lends 
[(self 10 the summertime As a place made up 
of natural resources, the Domain even has a 
summer-camp aura, an attractive aspect for 
those with the summertime blues, longing lor 
a filler for the hot. empty days. 

For high school students there are several 
chances to enhance the mind, as well has 
sample a taste of the "Sewanee Experience " 
The Sewanee Summer Scholars program 
which is headed by Dr. D. Seiters, a professor 
of various levels of Classical Languages here 
on campus , gives qualified students in ninth 
through twelfth grades a chance to expand their 
horizons through academic sessions with uni- 
versity faculty, as well as offer the students a 
httle bit of college life. The program has al- 
ways been called successful by both attend- 
ees and passers-by who notice the jovial 
groups of teenagers filling Sewanee dorms, 
library study rooms and computer labs 

Another Sewanee high school event dur- 
ing the summer months is the Young Writers 
Conference, which is sort of a pre-adult ver- 
sion of the Sewanee Writers Conference held 
in the later part of summer vacation Created 
and run by Dr. John Grammer and Dr. Eliza- 
beth Grammer. two professors ol English dur- 
ing the school the conference is made up 
ol approximate!) 40 young people From all 
over the country, from as faraway as Los An- 
geles, and as nearby as Nashville Students are 
divided up into workshop groups in various 

subjects of writing- poetry, fiction anddrama 

- and discuss. w illi positive criticism, each oth- 

ers work The conference has been a great 
success the past two summers, and hopes io 
grow and flourish for summers to come Stu- 
dents have the opportunity to meel with such 
literarj greats as Mark Richard, Fllen Dou 
glas and Horton Foote. As ,i new addition to 
the Sewanee summer. theYoung Writers' Con- 
ference has found its niche on the Mountain 
as a place for young authors, poets and play- 
wrights to expound. 

The adult writers" Conference, headed by 
Dr Wyatt Pruntny. our very own "live-in" poet. 
has continued to be a very large part of the 
Domain's summer schedule. Participants come 
from all corners of the globe to the popular 
conference which commonly boasts the same 
greats as the Young Writers' Conference Au- 
thors and participants alike listen to talks, read- 
ings, and conversations packed full of the ways 
of an author, the pros and cons, and the ups 
and downs Called the best conference of its 
type in the country, Sewanee is proud to be 
the home for such an outstanding function. 

The Music Festival is yet another branch 
of the Sewanee summer experience Made up 
of hundreds of adults, teenagers and children 
from all comers of the country, the music fes- 
tival is the only festival of its type anywhere. 
The strums of a harp in the quad or a dainty 
flute in the Benedict courtyard are both sounds 
from the giant orchestra put on in the summer 
steam. Players, singers and a huge boys' choir 
liven up Sewanee in the summer, giving all 
that can hear some lessons in carols 

Sewanee never rests, not at any time. Just 
because SPO boxes aren't quite as occupied 
and no one is ordering books. Gailor is just as 
crowded and crazy, and the yogurt machine 
i. ikes just as hard a beating as e\er before So 
when the year comes to an end this M.i\ and 
the Alma Mater s sung, don't think thai with 
the students gone Sewanee sits and sleeps, 
cause the fun has only started 

In James P. Karst 

Feature Erfitoi 

"Based upon the information submitted on 
vein applit atit m nunc ials, i wd using the man 
dated I ederal Methodology foi determination 
qj yow financial aid eligibility, you do noi 
Ji.m eligibility foi need basedfinam ialald ' 

If you received a letter such as this one 

from the University this summer your parents 
may be paying more money than expected to 
Sewanee. or you may not even be at Sewanee 
Each year, some students are faced with the 
prospects of having their financial aid reduced 
or cut. Inevitable rumors begin to spark ^ 
up. suggesting that drastic reductions in 
generosity are taking place "Sewanee 
gives you lots of money your freshman 
year, and a little less every following 
year. By the time you graduate, you can 

hardly afford to attend, but it's too late 

to transfer," commented one bitter stu- 
dent who wished to remain anonymous 

According to the Director of Financial Aid, 
David Gelinas, the rumors are not true "There 
have been no overall reductions for Sewanee 
students," he remarked. According to *y4-'9S 
figures from the College of Arts and Sciences. 
si 2 45 million was allotted to Sewanee stu- 
dents from all sources, including grants, loans 
and scholarships. As of August 31. 1995. 
SI 3 2 million was allotted for the currenl year 
Gelinas added that each year some students 
face having their aid cut for a variety ol rea- 

sons He named grade Status, parental income 

change and graduated siblings as main< nipnts 
in an individual's aid hem;.' reduced He 
shessed thai -m\\ cuts depend on the individual 
situation and does not reflect a new Univei 

•us I rend 

The rumors ol dr.MK Iiii.iik aid cuts 
in. is hi- due i" Students lr\ mg toe.isih rvpl.un 

then depattoire scho.'i I I ouldrCi -'I 
i, .id u rs ,m easy excOse said I ielinas He 
also pointed out thn'i some parents are not con 
tent with paying lor Sewanee il Iheit student 
is making mediocre grades n they (students) 
make Cs here, but could make As or Bs at a 
state school some parents don't think Sewanee 

"The University's commitment 
to financial aid has not waned." 

Davnl Gelinax 

is worth it tor the grades their students get " 
With the cost to attend Sewanee set at 
$20,595 lor 1995-1996, the education is not 
cheap "However, the University's commit 
ment to financial aid has noi waned said 

Gelinas. With over hall ,i million more dol- 
lars given to students this > ear. evidence shows 
the minors are false Gelinas noted tension 
from the university, though, as Congress poises 
itself to reduce ledeul funding foi education 
"We're still holding our hie. ah ovei < ongress 
nght now." he said 

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Lisa Manley and Elizabeth Bell Take on New Jobs 

by Angela Ward 

M-. Lisa Manley and Ms Elizabeth Bell', 
neither of whom are new laces to the Moun- 
tain, are both, nonetheless, serving Sewanee 
in new capacities this \car Ms Manley is 
working as Assistant Dean ol Students, while 
still functioning as Director of Student Activi- 
ties, and Ms Bell is working as the Director 
of Residential Life 

Ms Manley assumed the position of As- 
sisiant Dean ol Students after Dean Guerry 
resigned as Associate Dean ol Students this 
past June. Since hiring a new Associate Dean 
of Siudents will require a national search lor 
suitable candidates, Ms. Manlej has assumed 
all of the responsibilities ol the position of 
Associate Dean, with the exception ol those 
pertaining to student discipline, for the aca- 
demicyearof 1995-96. Ms. Manley is divid- 
ing her lime between the Student AciiMties 
Office in the Bishop s Common, where she 
works three days a week, and the Deans ol 
Students office, where she works two days a 
week. While Ms Mauley's responsibilities as 
Director of Student Activities remain the same, 
as Assistant Dean, her job entails working with 
the dorm staff in selection, training, and evalu- 
ation, working with the Bairnwick Women's 
Center, and helping parents and students with 
issues other than discipline. 

While Ms. Manley has harbored some con- 
cerns about her new position, she is. nonethe- 
less, "very excited" and "very enthusiastic" 
about the job She confesses. "I'm a 
workaholic I work about 60 to 65 hours o 
week as Director of Student Activities, and I 

w .is worried that taking on these new respon- 
sibilities would give me less time in Student 
\> imties " Furthermore, Ms. Manley admits 
she was concerned aboul the "diK ipline pari 
„i ii ie pos.non She says, "ididn twanttodo 

all this fun. positive work w ith students in Slit 
dent Activities and then turn around and dis 
cipline the same students in the Dean s <>i 
ike " However, apparently Ms. Manley 's res- 
ervations have been put to rest. Though she 
admits the past three weeks have been "verj 
buss she claims thai she has had "n lot of 
t, m and is pleased with the success ofdomi 
st. ill training and orientation Having Claire 
Drummond working 15 hours .1 week as her 
mtern and Holley Monliel and Stephanie 
Dickson doing work studs in the Office of 

Student Act.s .ties .s ., huge help, as is 
ing freeol the disciplining dunes ol the Asso- 
ciate Dean's position 

Meanwhile. Ms Bell, who has already 
served Sewanee in many ways, is now serv 
ing the University as its Director of Residen- 
tial Lite, a position Ms Bell was asked to ful- 
fill for the academic year of 1995-96 after Dr. 
Knss Vandermaas-Peeler resigned this sum- 
mer Ms Bell was an Ass.siant Proctor. Proc- 
tor and Head Proctor here at Sewanee before 
she graduated in 1992 After graduation. Ms 
Bell decided to pursue medical school and re- 
turned to school to complete the 
requirements Houeser before she could 
make .1 to medical school. Dean Pearigen he- 
seeched Ms Bell, who had been up on the 
Mountain before Christmas in 1993. to serve 
as matron in Johnson for the Easter Semester 

in [994 Ms. Bell decided to accept Dean 

Pearigen's offer, ami has been working ever 
Since in every office where help is needed, 
including Residential I de. ( aieer Sen i 

Dean ( tahman s office in Hie Education I >e 
partmenl and Ml Saint s Chapel This pasl 

summer. Ms Bell was offered the position ol 
Dins tOI "I Residential Lite at Rhodes I ol 
lege at about the same time Dr Vandeimaas- 

Peeler resigned, but when asked to fulfill Dr 

Vandermaas Peeler's position. Ms Bell de- 
cided to remain in Sewanee 

While Ms Bell admits that the job has been 

"lots of work so far."' she claims to be \er> 
ex( ited aboul her new responsibilities, espe- 
cially about working with the dorm stafl 
whom she describes .is a "greal group of 
people " "I am really impressed by [the dorm 
staff] and their ideas "Ms Bellsays Inaddi- 
Hon to working with Hie dorm staff, Ms Bell 
claims that she has enjoyed working with the 
entire student bods She gay* Il has been a 
good expenence forming relationships with 

Ms Bell also confesses thai she enjoys 

seeing Sewanee from the administrative per- 
spective foi a change She says. "It is inter- 
esting to be on this side, to see how things 
w t it k There were things that were mysteries 
to me as a Proctor, like how Physical Plant 
works hut now I can see how this w hole other 
part of Sewanee works " 

Ms Bell and Ms Manley both exude B 
great deal ol energy and excitement about their 
new positions, and given the l.mtaslic results 

of their w.-ik thus i.u on the Mountain, 

Sew anee certainly has nothing hut great things 
to look forward to 

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Oh, Mercy, Mercy Me... 

by Jonathan Meiburg 

A feu nights ago, a friend reflect- 
ing on ihe state of out beloved insti- 
tution remarked to me lhal "This 
jsn'l 'he Sewanee l cami 
He's nol alone in ins feelings In 
fact, he's .m heir to a long tradition 
or lamenting lhe state ol the Univer- 
sity as compared to whal it once was, 
porous Hue Sewanee thai 
seems to lingei in Ihe minds of stu- 
dents, alumni, faculty, 
donors everyone, il would seem, 
except the incoming freshman c lass 
I oi ihe edification ol those fortunate 
and bewildered few. and to provide 
good grumbling fodder lor (he rest 
ol us. several recent changes are 
worthy of note 

There are. of course, more bricks 
and mortar. The chapel now has a 

lovely flagstone danee floor in from 
of it, which ismucheasiei on the Feel 
and could eliminate the need foi an 
alternate venue foi wedding recep- 
tions, provided the hand ( an fil On 
the Chapel Steps New sidewalks ami 

ihe whimsically designed Hod 
Hall, fumigated lor ghosts and still 
under last-touch construction, have 
also sprung From ihe earth 
Hodgson also, was furnished with 
., lovelj 45-degree drivewaj lhal 
looks hke .m ice storm disastet wan- 
ing to happen We'll see And the 
School "i rheology, though con- 
struction hasn't yel begun, is appar- 
ently busy going OV« budget on a 
new. runs loui-uulhon-dollar chapel 
The faculty and staff of the Uni 
versity. reportedly for insurance rea- 
sons, have all been (ahem) strongly 
encouraged to attend mandatory 
seminars regarding sexual harass- 

ment, It's about lime. The entire 
faculty received individual notices 
regarding the sessions, except. 
oddlj foi Dr Hale Richardson, who 
reportedly mused thai this could 
mean lhal the University doesn't 
consider him any ihreat al all 

While we're on the subject ol 
faculty, there is lhe matter of the 

;e disappearance ol (former) 

Dean l ee < Juerry who vanished al- 
most as quick!) as she appeared. 

Student scuttlebutl says thai she 
didn'l quite follow ihe party line of- 
ten enough on disciplinary mailers 
Thelibrarj isnou equipped with 

modem book-theft detection de- 
vices, which will likely save thou- 
sands of dollars in book loss that has 
taken place m years past, hut which 
also presenl an interesting dilemma 
lor the honor code that Mr. 
Continued on page ° 

Letters to the Editor 


by Montgomery Maguire and 
Scott Nystrom 

( iill for ^-Consideration 

Marriott now requires an identi- 
fication l.ii.I to enter the dinning 
halls Most likel) this requisite is in 
place to prevenl students who are nol 

on lhe meal plan from ealmg .i Iree 
| un ch I lie I \ has a sesuniv 
system lo safeguard from the lossol 

stolen hooks an apparent!) COStl) 

These new deterrents are pi ig- 
matic ol iwo Ihings ihe students 
lad ofrespecl and Ihe University's 
lac* ol irusi l he) go hand in 
hand— augmenting and inciting 
each other As the students pi. we 
dishonorable and disrespectful b) 

thieving hooks and meals, the Uni- 
versity devises safeguards winch 

demonstrate its lack of Irust in Ihe 
students The University's deier- 
rents in lurn perveri ihe students' 

altitude V\ ith checks now in place, 

a student i annoi be honorable be- 
ise ihe absence ol lhe choice lo 

he dishonorable Thus, instead ol 

asking il his action is honorable, he 

now simply asks whelhei H is pos- 
sible because the I University s deter- 
rents have undermined honoi by re- 
moving in utility 

I lie result ol the I niversit) -and 
students' degeneration is simple 
Sewanee regicsses It accelerates 
towards taking up the ranks with lhe 

frightened, untrusling, and reserved 


Do we w ish to live without mu- 
tual respect, trust, and honoi ' 

Benjamin Stevenson C*97 

Making a Change 

The Student Assembly, a pan ol 
the governing student bod) will 
hold us elections m approximate!) 
two weeks I would like k> encour- 
age ill students who are intere 

in being a voice foi Sewanee s stu- 
dent body and students who have 

concerns about issues with student 

hie and I'mveisitv policies please to 
consider becoming involved in lhe 
Student \ssemhl\ Three represen- 
tatives per class as well as dorini- 

imi\ representatives will be elected 
onto the Siudenl Assembly We will 
also he electing a treasurer lo ihe 
Assembly, which is a one year term. 
Main Students are unsure of the 
Assembl) s role al ihe University 

The Student Handbook cites Us roles 
he low 

"The AsseiiibU repiesenls stu- 
dent opinion and makes recommen- 
dations to lhe I acultj and Adminis- 
tration, il legislates in matters ol stu- 
dent affairs subjeel lo ratifit ation by 

thel acullv and Administration, and 
it recommends to the Provost and 

Deans ol Students ihe allocation ol 
studeni activity funds through the 
Student Activity Fee Committee, 

"The Student Assembl) splits its 

legislative power with Order "I 

Gownsmen It has the power 10 re- 
la) all concerns ol ihe students 
Awareness oi student interests would 
help the Assembly pla) a more ac- 
tive role in student affairs As a rep- 
resentative on the assembly. you can 
help communicate ihe ideas and in 

leresls ol the students I encourage 
those who are interested 10 take pari 
in lhe studeni assembly through elec - 
lions, and b) simplv voicing your 
concerns to us. 
Thank you 

Paula Sereebutra 
Speaker of the Student Assembly 

An Appraisal of PIP 

Performance appraisals are a issue among human 
resource professionals I lhe side is 

represented bv the five page infor- 
mation paper On ihe performam e 
improvement plan (PIP) lhal was 

,,i, ulated in ithin the I Iniversit) 

First off. welcome back to 
Sewanee Before we get started, let 
me (Montgomery) make a quick 
plug for British Studies at Oxford. 
This program is elegant and beau- 
tifully run and is guaranteed lo help 
your average, unless you are a real 

Now, some very positive 
changes occurred on campus dur- 
ing the summer months Amaz- 
ingly. Hodgson Hall is close enough 
to completion lo allow occupancy. 
( onsensus from residents and visi- 
tors is that il has replaced Qumlard 

as the Waldorf-Astoria of residential 
life To the credit of the residents. 
they have not imitated the social void 
lhal so pervades the halls ol 
Quintard. What's the deal w ith that 
place, anyway'' You walk in there, 
and its like going into the house of a 
friend whose parents have decorated 
the place like the Museum ol the 
Confederacy There seems to be 
little or no social interaction between 
residents They walk by each other 
silently in the halls, and occasion- 
ally make awkward conversation in 
the bathroom with foaming mouths 
of toothpaste The only time one 
person dares venture lo knock on the 
door of a neighbor (the doors are all 

some time .\vn lis emphasis was 

upon full potential, high perfor- 
mance, openness, trust, and commu- 
nication The olher side is well ex- 
pressed by W Edwards Demmg. a 
leader of the worldwide TQ dotal 
quality I movement He argued that 
lhe performance appraisal process 
undermined coopera- 
tion andteamwori and 
tend to create climates 
of fear and mistrust in 
the workplace 

(Deming, Out "I the 
Crisis 1^89) 

Based on my expe- 
riences and participa- 
tion in the IMP pro- 
gram. 1 find lhe following 10 be Ihe 
situation at the University of the 
South: Since January of 199 1 . 1 have 
been employed in Ihe Chemistry de- 
partment as a non-faculty, pari lime, 
hourly paid worker I am Ihe only 
hourly non-student employee in the 
Chemistry department My job de- 
scription covered eight points and 
the ratings averaged 3 375 (the rales 
are from a low of to a high ol \) 
Both ratings by my supervisor and 
me totaled 27. respectively So there 
is convergent validity to tins num- 
ber \i\ supervisor lold me he rec- 
ommended ihe maximum pay in- 
crease Below is ,, review ol mj pay 
increase and percentages from lanu 
1991 to lul) i" 
Undei PIP uiv p. i\ in< rease is 

substantially belov, the inflation rate 

which has been over 4% per year 
these last few years (Statistical ab- 
stract oi the United States, l l >94) 

Since communication was stressed 

m ihe discussions of PIP. I will in- 
form you what is being communi- 
cated to me. Neither employee per- 

Tnm l'( riod 

ln< rease 


Pre PIP 

fan 1991 -Oct 1991 

(■• , 

Pre PIP 

Jan 1992-Oct 1992 

Pre PIP 

Jan l993-Oct!993 


hum PIP 

Jan 1994-Oct 1994 


Mandator) PIP 




formance nor the input of division 
heads is affecting salary determina- 
tions The lack of relevance of lhe 
PIP procedure lo the working rela 
lionships in some departments re 
quired lhe imposing ol PIP by puni- 
tive threat Al least 759S ol all sal- 
ary increases appear lohe below the 

inflation rale In departments of four 

Ol less employees, there is a mini- 
mal chance for an inflation-compen- 
satory paj mi rease 

The PIP process involves consid 
erable time and work on the pari of 
both the employees ^\ ihe division 
heads It fuels non constructive 
competition and conflict within de- 
partments ol two oi more employ- 
ees. Il robs division heads ol dig 

nit) and reduces Iheir ability lo su- 

closed 24-7), it is to demand that 
they turn down the "Toad the Wet 
Sprocket." (Have you ever pon- 
dered lhe linguistic senselessness 
of this band's name. Toad The 
wet sprocket. Excuse me 1 How 
about Guns n' Roses. That is a 
name for a band Guns are good; 
roses are good, and God knows 
they are a good band. Anyone who 
says Otherwise is either lying or has 
never listened to them loud 
enough ) Anyway, the point is thai 
the residents of HodgeSOU are prov- 
ing thai living in an upscale dorm 
does not preclude healthy social 

Drastic positive change has also 
Ol curred in the one place we all 
Continued on page 9 

pervise effectively lis implementa- 
tion opens ihe way to treat a prob- 
lem employee m a childlike manner 
and to create an adversial relation- 
ship between supervisor and em- 
ployee PIP. as applied bv the 
University's administration, weak- 
ens pnde in one's job, attacks the in- 
tegniy of an em- 
ployee, diminishes 
crealiv iiv -\w<.\ inno- 
vation m job perfor- 
mance, and is an al 

front to one's intelli- 

It is of relevant 
note lo approximate 
the wage increase for 
the top rating "categorj 4" employ- 
ees, whose performance 'frequently 
exceeded expectations . For em- 
ployees earning from $5 00 to 
$20.00 per hour, the wage increase 
after the cost ol living adjustment 
was I adored out is from 3 to 1 2 cents 
per hour This is called the PIP merit 

From all appearances. PIP is B 
process imposed upon Ihe Univer- 
sity staff and employees in a tQtali 
larian manner by ihe administration 

ol lhe I niveisily locontrol and mini- 
mize ihe pa) Ol lhe hourly employ- 
ees, while purporting lo enhance and 
reward good and superioi p 


Cecilia Kelly 

September 7, 1995 

The Sewunee Purple 

Page 5 


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September 7, 1995 


New Athletic Director Tops List of Athletic Changes 

by Robbie Griffith 
S/h ■! ts Editot 

The 1995-96 academic yeai has broughl 
u itli n .i number of new laces within the ath- 
letic department. Thechanges start al the top 
with Mark Webbo! Franklin Tennessee who 
look ovei as Athletic Director on July I si for 
Bill Huytk who retired in luneaftei an eleven 
yeartennre with the rigers Webbbrin 
impressive amounl ol coaching and adminis- 
trative experience to Sewanee His most re- 
cenl position was thai ol assistant athletic di 
re< toi lor internal operations al Vanderbili 
jrsilj through which he controlled both 
the financial and planning aspects ol the 
Vanderbili athletic program Webb was 
at the helm ol oneol the mosi successful con- 
ceri events in Middle Tennessee the Pink 
i concert ol 1993 
Webb graduated from Tennessee techno 
,i i niversitj in 1983 Webb then moved 
,,,, to coach cross counlr) and lra( k foi 
Vanderbili and lead the I ad) I ommodorc- 

( o x team to its Best conference fin- 

i school history It. 1987, he graduated 
from Vanderbili** Owen Graduate School ol 
Managemeni and then coat lied track and field 
a , Harpeth Hall School in Nashville : 
taking the assistant athletu directoi sposition 
mderbili \s Webb acknowledges, he s 
drawn lothis area ol rennessee 

rhe opportunity to be athletic directoi al a 

.1 with the reputation and tradition ol 

Sewanee in the middle ol an area that lie's 

spent a majority of his life, was too much ol 
an opportunity foi M."^ Webb to pass up. 
Webb's respect foi Division III athletics is re- 
markable He sees no difference between Di- 
vision I and 111 athletics as tar as llie amount 

ol wort and effort the coaches and directors 
pui into their programs, but he does see a dif- 

\, h \thleth Directoi MarkWebb looks h 
Sewanee aihleth \ to new heights in 1995. 
Photo h\ I w Huti hinson. 
ference in the attitudes ol theathletes Com- 
foi the sake of competition is a redeem- 
able quality that all Division III athletes em- 

Webb also brings with him a number of 

ideas aimed to improve on Sewanee's already 
improving athletic department Heenvisions 
the physii al education, intramural, and Uni- 
versity ufliness programs reaching new 
heights m the coming vears Webb also envi- 
sions lakmg all athletic programs to confer- 
ence championship le\eK As all ol these are 

long io medium-range goals of the program. 
Webb also has some very concrete short range 
p.als. including broadcasting all home foot- 
ball games over WUTS Under lhe direction 
Of new Sports Information Director Larry 
Dagenhart. the athletic department is actively 
seeking a student color commentator to join 
Ron Brown as lhe voices of Tiger Football 
Webb hopes to eventually covei all football 
games over WUTS in the coming years bul is 

very evened about the current proposition 

Webb had little time to breathe beb ire h«\ 
i n g to make some vital administrative deci- 
sions when he started in July. Both Gabby 
Lisella (Women's Head Basketball ( oach)and 
Sue Boehme (Women's Head Soccer Coach) 
lei i Sewanee m order to lake coaching jobs 
closer l«i their homes over the summer Webb 

hired ( e « ile Bakei as interim coach foi the 
I ady ngers soccei team ami Bakei is dome 
an excellent job He's still interviewing can- 
didates for the basketball coaching position 
with the input ol some mI lhe women on the 

team lasl yeai and he hopes lo have a coach 
named by mid-September Anothei familial 
face has left the Fou lei I enier athletic offices 
; ,s Mis Mooney reined over the summi 

lei 45 \ears as secretary ol the department 

Jane Hawkins has since taken over as athletic 

Office manager and has done an excellent job 

m such a shori period oi transition. 

I ihink Coach Webb best sums up his first 
couple months here at Sewanee when I 
it's been "great, been busy, been challenging, 
but very, very rewarding 

Cross Country 

by Katrina Nelson 

>cwancc ... utc .."—■- <* 1 HOC 

Sewanee Football Prepares for 1995 

b\ \idari Arney 

Gather those kilts and capes and put on 
those fall dresses Yep. you guessed it! The 

Sewanee ,,; - football season is here and head 
coach Allen Logan, along with his padded 

entourage couldn't be more excited about il 
Phe fai 1 1- Coach Logan doesn't feelhecould 

ask lor a more diligent group ol Slafl and play- 
ers R> put it in his words "After 12 years ol 
experience in coaching football, these guys 
h.oc the best work ethic yet" 

With four new coaches Dan Frank, Darren 
Shutler, Joe Davis, and Shap Boyd, I ogan 
feels he has created a chemistry that w ill push 
Sewanee back up into the elite teams ol the 
conference With the four pre-season all 
SC \< players. Louis I apulo, David Tudor 

Chris Murray and John Ishell. the team is well 

on their way. Other names to watch foron the 

yeai are starting tailback Kent Underwood, 
wide receiver James Spriggs. and Pete 
Edwards along with Jackson Harper will no 

doubt be forces to he reckoned with in the de- 
fensive back Held Sewanee has five return- 
ing offensive starters and seven returning on 
defense All in all. the football team looks to 


r,gers. helundihc nonung game of senior Ken, Undenvood, look to wreak havoc on 
theii opponents this yeai Photo fry Lyn Huh hinson 

vastly improve on last years record and the on out and support our Tigers in this year s 
team knows this will be accomplished home games. 

^JffW^V* Men's Soccer Stalemated 

( Ince again the fall season is upon the 
SC AC. For some it is a time of year to dress 
„pfoi football games 01 to trek to the outer 
reat hes of campus to see a Held hockey 01 
soccer game. To many the slight new brisk- 
ness in fhe air and the shorter days mean 
one thing cross country' season. Both the 
men's and women's teams are excited aboul 
the 1995 season; however, the men hold 
much anticipation as il is their first year 
under lhe coaching of Cliff Afton. While 
Alton has displayed much success with the 
women's cross country and track teams it 
was not until Coach Bill Hyuck, former Ath- 
letic Director and men's cross country 

coach, retired thatAfton had an opportunity 
to guide both the men sand women's teams 
\s v- asoverheard al a recent practice. " the 
men no longei have to be jealous ol 
women's success nou thai they have Cliff 
as a coach too.' 

lhe men are entering the season with a 

great mixture ol veterans and freshmen. The 
runners, such as junior Hollis Duncan, have 

., heady put in many miles on the Domain 
this season Ian Cross and Bret Alexander, 
sophomores from Wesl Virginia and I 
nessee respectively, display great potential 
for the coming season. Andrew King, 
though recovering from an appended* 
looks lorw ard tl i aiding the team shortly. In 
addition, Jeb Stuart, a formidable force dur- 
ing trac k has seen the light and is Irymg his 
hand at cross country lo prepare for the 
spring season. Between the above men- 
tioned upperclassmen and the many new- 
comers, the 1995 season looks quite prom- 

Similarly lhe women have a strong force 

of freshmen, First-time upperclassmen run- 
ners and veterans Michelle Parks, a senior 
track Conference Champion, enters her fi- 
nal season of cross country, a sport she says 
she only participates in to get in shape for 
track. In addition, the veteran distance con 
tmgent of Polly Bass. Abi White, Katrina 
Nelson, Liz Ellington, and Susan Conner 
form a powerful crew of athletes. The team 
is also graced by the presence of many 
strong first-year runners. Under Afton's 
intelligent coaching, lhe team should form 
a cohesive core of dedicated and competi- 
tive runners. 

Both lhe men's and the women's teams 
open their season on Friday. September 8th 
in the Sewanee Invitational on the Golf 
Course at 4PM. Spectators are encouraged 
as il is the only time one can be guaranteed 
to not be pegged by a stray golf ball 

and with the off-season that everyone has put 

in. this year we're READY to win" So come by Clayton Haden 

Hockey Looks to Win 

by Aidan Arney 

With seven players returning from last 
year's team and eight new players. Chapman 
Kern and her ladies' field hockey team be- 
lieve that they are on the verge of another 
championship season 

The focus of this year's learn is al least ten 
victories, and a conference championship Al- 
though they have not accomplished this 
since 1992. they believe that this is the year 
lo repeat and who could argue ' 

With returning regional All-Amen 
Rachel Riemer in goal and Brooke Vaughan 
leading the transition in the midfield, and last 

year's leading scorer Berkeley Little leading 
ihe attack, the team is solid in all areas of the 


Captaining the team this year is Anne 
Budros who will also contribute on the of- 
fensive end of the field The two newest ad- 
ditions to the team, with whom Coach Kern 
is particularly impressed, are Ihe speedy trans- 
fer sophomore Jennifer Gorman and freshman 
Ann Shivers who demonstrated sound stick 


The home games this year will be played 
on the field behind Quintard dormitory So 

u ,me onOUl and W atch "The best season field 
hockey has had since 1992" 

Entering the first weekend of the 1995 
soccer season, coach Matt Kern's Tigers had 
ample reason for concern. Having graduated 
the likes of all-south performer Chris Cairns, 
goalie Matt Koren. and sweeper Allen Whittle, 
the team was left with both multiple voids in 
the lineup and questions as to who would fill 
the gaps After the dust had settled from the 
first two games, very little had been answered. 
The men packed their bags and traveled 
to Rocky Mount. N.C. lor their first two 
games of the year Hampden-Sydney offered 
Usell as the first opponent in Ihe Tigers' path 
Neither team was truly prepared for the fren- 
zied pace at which the match took place 
Hampden-Sydney drew first blood when the 
Sewanee defense failed 10 * lear a loose ball 

around the penalty box. as they soon found the 
back of the net The end of the first and begin- 
ning of lhe second half saw the Tigers step up 
their game and utilize their superior technical 
ability. Then, midway through the second half, 
freshman Kevin Rivers skated through the 
Hampden-Sydney defense and slotted the ball 
past the outstretched amis of their goalkeeper 
However, the final blow took place with 10 
minutes left in the match Exploiting 
Sewanee's poor transition defense, Hampden 
Sydney mounted a quick counter-attack that 
produced the game winning goal The 2-1 de- 
cision left the Tigers looking for answers, yet 

Sunday's game against Lynchburg College pro- 
duced a favorable result. 

Without the services ol three defensive 

Starters, depth and .in organized attacking phi- 

Continued on page 10 

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The Seuanee Purple 

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faculty, and staff of The Univers.ty of the South and w .sh you the *«£ Smokeh ou S e Restaurant and 

F w ;,:s::: s. 1 ir^KSSr. ;^™ rs . we o ffe r **, ^ on ^ gin , 

^~^ai- aTr^asaar— H 0Pe t see r re a, 

^ SKK5 SSi « SSI* ■ ^nee residents for their patronage throughout the years and 
in the years to come. 

September 7, 1995 

The Sewanee Purple 

Page 9 


f)r \V Brown Patterson Photoby Steven Uvarez 

Patterson, continued 

criticism Dr. Patterson describes Lewis as 
extremely kind, encouraging, and open to new 
ideas He added thai the character Anthony 
Hopkins portrayed in Shadowlands, a movie 
about Lewis, was somewhat different from the 
actual man "When I first saw C S Lewis I 
mistook him for the gardener.'* says Dr 
Patterson "The best word to describe him was 
hearty'. He wore rumpled tweeds, possesed a 
florid complexion and was siraightforward to 
the point ol being blunt " 

It was Dr Patterson's weekly conversations 
with C.S. Lewis on topics of religion and 
morality thai led him to pursue a theological 
degree upon bis return to the United States 
He attended the Episcopal Divinity School 
led neai Harvard, and in 1958 was 
awarded his Master oi Divinity and was or- 
dained as an Episcopal minister He then be- 
gan bis work toward ins doctoral degrees in 
history and religion Dr Patterson was even- 
tually hired as an Assistant Professor of His- 
torj .it Davidson where the Dean commented 
thai Patterson had "more degrees than a ther- 
mometer." though be bad nol yet received his 
doctoral degree in history. Dr. Patterson 
taught history at Davidson for seventeen years 

In 1980 Dr. Patterson left Da\ idson to take 
on a new position as Dean of the College ol 

Mercy, continued 

Stevenson's letter outlines (this page) The 
honoi code itself, which garnered an ambigu- 
ous but intriguing mention by the VC in bis 
Convocation address, seems particularly up lor 
debate tins year As be seemed to acknowl- 
edge, it's becoming more and more unclear 
what the code means, and bow much of a safe- 
guard it provides lor the students 

Hut Ibis is hardly a new debate. Recently, 
rummaging though slacks ol did Purples while 
helping to put up the mural outside the office, 
I stumbled upon a two-page spread from the 
40s debating the usefulness of the honor code, 
along with another regarding the abolishment 
"I the fraternity System, which was a possi- 
bility at the lime Imagine' Along with SUC h 
improbable articles were giant, sunny ads lor 
Chesterfield cigarettes (with proclamations 

extolling the fact thai the cigarettes do nol al 
feci the nose, throat oi accessory organs") 
There were editorials railing against manda- 
tory chapel, or imploring the I >G to vote to 
allow students to wear blue jeans, or, m;i '^51 
issue, intoning in dead earnest that Senator Joe 
McCarthy "is the firsi man to recognize the 

threat to America and acluall) have the guts 

to do anything about it.' \ particular!) entei 
laining letter to ihe editor, however, Hon' 'he 
Februarj 12, 1970 issue deserves to be quoted 
ai length 


Arts and Science al the Universiiy of the South 
As Dean, Dr Patterson oversaw the revision 
ol Sewanee's curriculum and admissions 
policy. Ihe reduction of students' required 
course load from five to four classes per se- 
mester, as well as the reduction of professors' 
required teaching load from four lo three 
classes per semester. He encouraged depart- 
ments to undertake more independent study 
programs for sludenis and aided in ihe instal- 

la i ol writing intensive courses and the 

writing across the curriculum program He 
placed such emphasis on w riling because he 
believes that, Writing is the most useful thing 
a college student can learn " 

When Dr Patterson stepped down as Dean 

in 1991, be fell he bad accomplished the goals 
he had sel foi himself when he agreed lo ac- 
cepl the position eleven years earlier He lell 
thai it was tune lo return strictly to leaching. 

although m addition to his duties as Dean he 
had been teaching twoclassesa semester He 
now is in the final stages ol a book be began 
years ago but never found the time to com- 
plete, entitled King James VI and 1 and the 
Reunion of Christendom When asked if this 
was Ihe beginning of another career he admit- 
ted, with a smile. io being ahead) al work on 

another book 

Ranting, continued 

least expected it - Ihe Tiger Bay Pub Main 
Ol us worried lhal Ihe absence of Selh I akei 
would spell certain doom foi the oldest drink 

ing establishment in ihe Southeast I low i 

Ihe I'ube has bounced back and answered 
skeptics with near-in esonbrev. two 

nights a week Wednesdn) is mug nighl 
which at 50 cents a pop translates intoa mildl) 
entertaining nighl foi about ten dollars As 

sinning sou feel like reluming ^\ Ihuisdav 

you < .ni enjo) exot'u bottled beers from all 
over the world for a dollar lift) rranslation 
fifteen wife-beaters (Budweisers) for tw 

1 1 i forgei lhal you i an semi thai 

bill home too 

More important lo mosl people- than beer 
is lood and the Hub has not lost sight ol Ms 
responsibility to provide Ihe sludenis with 
good eals al reasonable prices ll is haul lo 
express our enthusiasm about the new lunch 

pobc\ You go in there and swipe youi meal 

card |iis| like you would al Gailor, but then 
instead ol being confronted by band hailered 
and deep-fried Nickajack Perch or Imkes 
Telra/mi (excuse Ihe spelling. I'm not Italian), 
you get to choose from a couple ol delicious 
subs, a soup du jour and a salad bar with all 
the fixins You can also older oil Ihe grill as 

you would il you were "flexing" What makes 
il a more enjoyable dining experience is that 
all the food is prepared on a smaller scale so 

more attention is given to each aspect And 
lei's nol overlook ihe fact lhal you can smoke 

all Ihe cigarettes you wanl ■>' 'he same tune 

without ihe hassles you invariabl) gel when 
you light up in Gailoi 

So there were definite improvements made 

over the summer and foi those we are thank- 
ful However, on a more serious note, some 
\er\ ugl) things have also taken place receni I) 

which merit Ihe concern ol ihe entire student 

bod) ITioughthe) have happened in differ- 
eni aieas of academic and sot ial life, ihe) are 

all symptomatii ol a greater ill affecting the 
administration There is a general reeling thai 
sludenis aie met, firsi and Foremost with an 
unfounded suspic ion 

lake foi example the failed attempt ol 
mans students to moveofi campus I hose who 

do apply to live oil campus are Healed like 

• re applying foi a liquoi license during 
prohibition While signing a lease continues 
to be enough forlheresiofthecountr) n seems 
onl) .i meaningles! e students 

are then forced lo contend with gelling ap- 
proval from a hostile Lease Commillee before 

a final res lew b) Residential I lie \i am poinl 

the Administration can weedoul Ihose 
unworih) ol MichprH ilegc No« onsideralion 

seems lo be given to aniouiii ol lime wasted in 

finding a bouse and drawing up a lease 
Shouldn't those who invest the lime lo serine 

a lease be allowed 10 meel Us terms ' 

The administration - attitude seems m he 

that il a Student is eager lo lease the domiS il 
must he the result ol their desire to hosi rami 
chv keg parties II is nol considered lhal some 

ol us would enjo) having oui own bathroom 

and kitchen and are perhaps a little bored with 

dormitor) life alter ihree years (oi seven in 
the case oi mans students who attended hoard- 
ing schools) 

A much more alarming example occurred 
over Laboi Da) Weekend A senior in the I m 

versit) had het cat stolen and subsequently 
wrecked on campus Ralhei ih. in offei ihe 
ss mpath) w hit h should be given as a resull ol 
such a traumatic experience ihe student was 
led lo ridiculous accusations and threats 
oi Honor ( nunc il trials Hei guill was as- 
sumed b) those in charge Instead ol hearing. 

•■()h this | imloilmialf proMi I 

,...(• w m .in v.h ii wl . ni to help you gel lo the 
bottom ol n she was told lo colle< i her 

< ontinued on page /'' 

Girls, what are girls ' Girl) are trouble 
yes trouble \n \'Ou nol troubled when you 
seeshapely thighs and bdbbing breasts ' Does 
the sight oi thought of a female body nol give 
y 0U some son "I trouble exciting 
trouble! However, in their present situation 
,,, the i "m. rsity oj flu South the girls are 
not exi iling tumble, they are serious trouble 
Allowing girls to attend Sewanet was unfair 
to both you and me.... 

The girls am hanging Sewanee, but lean- 
not tee that tfo \ are improving il 'I as some 
, hum. ih> girls raise the i ullural standard, il 
rtainly not evident Th<«nl\ chajigt thai 
is evideltt h the general downgrading of the 
University The girls have invaded dm sanc- 
tuary They have broken our rules Yes, they 
have broken out rtdes...The girls were given 
ihe privilege to wear slacks due to etoreme 
,,,1,1 \,. sooner had they been informed "I 
theii new privilege than they abusedit somt 
girls showed up at meals not in slacks, but in 

blue jeans 

I could not write of how the. University was 
not and is not prepared fin girls of how we 
ari forced to treat them not as humnns ■ 
(c/ „,,/,, b„t aswomcn.'when they don't dcseivt 
that right let them show themselves to he 
wom en. and'we will treat them as such 

Thingsain'l what the) used to be Aren I 
you glad ' 

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students back to school. 

: With one hour notice we'll 
\ deliver large orders (3 or more 
: pizzas) to Sewanee anytime! 

We also offer two deliveries every Wednesday. We 

will meet you in front of the Bookstore at 12:0(1 foi 

lunch and 6:00 for dinner. Please call al least one 

hour in advance. 


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The Sewanee Purple 

September 7, 1 995 


Saturday Night Fever 

i>\ GeofTre) kohl 

On Saturday night al 1 ake < !heston amphi 
theater, Sewanee students were Found '"movin' 

(heir thanks" In (he ikinceable tunes of Dag 
and Cool Joe l lie night's activities, begin- 
ning behind schedule (as always) al " 4^ .mil 
lasting until jusl pasl one, were spnnsoreil by 
the B.C Board 

Cool Joe & (he Funk) Soul Symbols, (he 
opening band, played a blend of R<tK and 
funk With 1 rather large ensemble <>i musi- 
cians, including i«>> female singers, a horns 

...a hip-twisting, abdomen-pushing, 
buttocks-swinging, but still skeptical 
mob of dancers. 

player, one guiiarisi, a bassist, a drummer, a 
percussionist, and a keyboard player. Cool Joe 
filled thrr amphitheater with a musical com- 
pleteness that could slow down in order to 
perform dance songs immaculately with sul- 
try vocals, and then, speed up to a raucous 
groove from the 70s Cool Joe transformed a 
crowd thai arrived skeptical of their music into 
a hip-twisting, abdomen-pushing, buttocks- 
swinging, but siill skepiical mob of dancers. 
Dag was equally well prepared for their 
own show A hand from Raleigh. North Caro- 
lina which kicks back to 70s ^mo\es. Dag has 
been playing together lor about four years. 
Formed from a motley ol jazz, fusion, and funk 
bands in the Raleigh musical scene. Day came 

together lo dejp ei FubV pure and simple 

1 lie members arrived on stage wearing 

clothes purchased, no doubt, al a sec ( md hand 
store shnis u uh long, v, ide collars, bell-boi- 
loms. .mil some Shiny tight blacklealher 1 heir 

appearance suggested John Travolta in \niui 
day Niglu /■ vei and as their music would 
prove latei theit 1 loihes were nol the onlj as- 
pects ol the band influenced h\ the styles of 

the late I "70s 

Having started iheir show in a nearl) un- 
noticed fashion, Dag shppeii into a bass-and 

drum groove- thai affirmed suspicions ii 1 

possible influences from the supergroups ol 

the funk genre Dag s musicianship seemed 

accepted immediately by the crowd 

Rapidly moving from groups of social chattel 

into a shake-dan. 1 1 1 ■_• organism, lhe»crowd 
came to life under the direction ol bassist/vo- 
cahst Bobbj Patterson. Kenny Soule added 
the drum parts— the band admits to having 
written most ol Iheir songs around Ins beal 

Hi\ an Dennis, with his slicked-hack black hail 

that recollected scenes of Grease, handled the 

guitar v. lib ease, rocking back on his wall pedal 

to give the characteristic rhythms of funk His 
guitar solos were played with a raw edge thai 

stepped above the backing music without be- 
coming obtrusive Lisimba Moyenda adde 1 
Ihe percussive tones, and Doug Gervey 1 Dm 
pleted the music w ith simple fingerings on the 


Ranting, continued 

thoughts and gel her story straight with Ihe 
people involved in her conspiracy before they 
went 10 the Honor Council, Needless to say, 
she deserves an apology But what we all 
deserve is a little bit more benefit of the doubt 
from those who would discipline us 

So how does all this lit in the same ar- 
ticle? Well, consider us to be luke warm 
water. We have merely tried to sum up the 
feelings of the student body as a whole after 
10 days back on the mountain. Again, wel- 
come back, and study hard. 

The distinctive flavor ol I lag > Mines I com 

theii ability 10 return to a classic style without 
sounding like jusl another tired seventies cover 
band. Virtually every member of Ihe band had 

an approach to their instrument thai was dis- 
tinctly influenced by 70s music while produc- 
ing music thai was, in their own words, "fresh 
and new " This crisp take on classic 70s style 
allows Dag to stand out in the quagmire ol 
retro cover bands 

Dag originals like "Righteous" and "Sweet 
Little Ass" demonstrated the versatility of 
singer Bobby Patterson's ability to rise to sen- 
sual high notes and stoop into 
the choral chants that are so 
characteristic of the music that 
has affected Dag's flexible 
and improvisational style. 
Patterson admitted to the ob- 
vious influence of Sly and the 
Family Stone as well as the more subtle inspi- 
rations of Earth. Wind and Fire. Curtis 
Mayfield, and (he who was once) Prince. 
According to Patterson, Dag and Prince are 
akin to each other in the fact that Prince did 
some of the same project upon which Dag has 
embarked, that is. he imbued the classic 
grooves of the 70s funk bands with 1 990s sen- 

Speaking after the Saturday night show, 
Patterson was highly optimistic of Dag's fu- 
ture. Warm receptions by crowds similar to 
Sewanee suggest to the band that there is a 
home for retro-funk in the musical realm of 

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Dag has roved around the country twice thus 
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suspicious crowds. A rising popularity in 
I ranee, and having opened lor similar hands 
31 I and The Presidents ol the I tailed Stales 
of America, must have been on the hopeful 
mind of Patterson as he stared out into the 
starrj nighl sky of Sewanee. shrugged, pro- 
vided his mood in one sentence 'Damn, we're 
gonna get you some." and laughed about noth- 
ing in particular 

Soccer, continued 

losophy, Sewanee led the way to a 4-1 vic- 
tory. Seniors Brian Costilow and Andy Nix 
raised their level of play in roule to scoring 
two goals apiece. Overall, things looked 
promising for the Tigers, even with Saturday's 
pom result The solid performances put in by 
freshmen Travis Giles, Luke B.uneii, Kevin 
Rivers, and Chase Speiden exemplify a solid 
class of performers who are ready to step up 
and contribute. In addition, a tougher sched- 
ule will undoubtedly work into the team's fa- 
vor as the season progresses. Finally, the 1995 
team has already developed a solid identity 
that is going to transfer into numerous victo- 
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September 7, 1995 

The Sewanee Purple 

Pace 1 1 


Foo Fighters, CY Get into the Groovy 

by John Molinaro 

n slices. H dices, it even dales: the « reattve dating workshop Photo by 
John Molinaro 

"Date" is a Four-Letter Word 

Perspective on the Creative Dating Workshop 

by Joshua McNeill 

"Are you looking for a hot date?" 
Well, the place not to look would be 
at a "Creative Dating Workshop" 
Although the atmosphere was 
fresh", "positive", and "upbeat" as 
ihey promised, two thoughts sal 
nervously on the sofa of my skepti- 
cal subconscious' living room: am 
I really such a loser that 1 had to 
come to a dating workshop rather 
than actually going on a date'' And 
what kind of people are these that 
they need to come to a dating work- 
shop? Luckily, the focus of this glo- 
rified info-merciol was how to bet- 
ter your dating life, not create one. 
The program relied upon audi- 
ence participation, which always 
makes one more receptive to the 
product presented. 1 waited in an- 
ticipation of what this bright-faced 
man had to say to me To be honest, 
if he had tried to sell me a blender 
that slices, dices, and asks out the 
girl w ho sits across from me in En- 
glish, my eyes would not have wid- 
ened even slightly He started by 
leading the audience's Fantasy Dales 
and their best and worst pickup lines. 
which we recorded on 3"-by-5" 
.ards before the show Although the 
lines were good lor a laugh, "1 have 
a chipmunk in my pants—can you 
help me set it free'" is not the besl 
way to meel women; however, lor 
you men who want to project that 
confident look, the line "Give me 
your number before I don't want it 
anymore." was a good suggestion. 

lhe door-to-door/creative dating 

salesman then proceeded to the 
slides, presenting quotes of timeless 
knowledge by such gums as Parker 
Lewis saying: "Dating is like gel- 
ting up on a springboard — some- 
times you dive and sometimes you 
just Hop." and. "If you ask them out, 
they might nol go out with you. but 
if you don I ask them out, then they 
will never go out with you." The 
slides went on to share techniques 
"I avoiding the kiss at the end oi a 
less-than-perfecl date, which all ol 
us have experienced al one point in 
lime These methods included lhe 
ever popular "I have mono." fake 
a-nose-bleed-with keictiup-from 
the-restaurant.andtheor knock-lhe- 
i "'Mu male -answers- and - three - 

makes-a-crowd trick. 

Although this creative dating 
info-mercial spotlighted the humor 
of certain aspects of dating, it also 
posed some important problems with 
dating. Do you date for quality or 
for quantity? Do you ask people out 
to learn about the qualities thai lie 
within them and yourself, or do you 
ask someone out just so that you 
don't talk to yourself on a Saturday 
night? Dating is not popcorn and a 
movie anymore. Nay. your social 
and intellectual level will not allow 
for that anymore, but neither will in- 
dustry. Millions of dollars are spent 
by major beer manufacturers to pro- 
mote their product lo people in their 
early twenties, and at places such as 
Sewanee thai promotion is barely 
needed The combined funds for 
college libraries and student fellow- 
ships i.\o not even compare to lhe 
money spent by the students on al- 
cohol. Beer wilh lhe combination 
of the ever popular sex. these days, 
nukes dating rather difficult [Tie 
art I conning has degraded 10 the 
question, "DO you want a beer ' 
Searching lor a male, then, must re- 
quire beer goggles Substance in a 
dale has become scarce, rather, we 
search lor dale wilh a "substance" 
and a smiling lace 

Dale is a four-letter word on the 
Mountain Maybe the members of 
the dating community are scared ol 
whal lies ahead (or what may not lie 
ahead) Some speculate that we are 
scared of rinding ourselves so that 
we may find others. Or maybe there 
lies no fear within us at all; rather, 
we just want to have fun. relax, and 
shirk the pressure that college oilers 

Dating poses a small option ... 
oursmall community, because of out 
constant interaction With everyone 
People talk. Privacy is limited And 
as lor "creativity" in dating, il il 
rains youareupahillwithoutalter- 
naiives As part of Sewanee's quest 
for alternatives (to the keg), the Qw 

ative Dating Workshop sounded like 
m answer. Unfortunately Sewanee s 
-Dream Date" will.have to be more 
th0 n a day hike on the Perimeter 
lYail lust remember, if you become 
sick of no...- ''dating" life ■" 

Sewanee. one phrase can ^ OS 8 

cure-all it's Sewanee— it really is 
it's nol you 

Ciccone Youth- The While} 
Album (DGC Records) 

After signing Sonic Youth B I OUple 
of years ago. DGC Records decided 
to reissue all of their SST material 
including this side projecl which in- 
cludes Sonic Youth. Mike Wall, and 
J. Mascis. The Whitey Album as 
the band's and the disc 's names im- 
ply is pari post-modern The White 
Album and part tribute to Madonna 
For newer Sonic Youth fans (posl- 
Goo ), Ciccone Youth may be a bil 
shocking. There are very few ac- 
tual "songs;" much of the album is 
a sonic exploration that delves into 
industrial sounds, white-boy rap. 
conversations, and even the lack of 
sound (irack #2 is over a minute of 

There are only three traditional 
pop songs, and one of them does not 
even include the members of Sonic 
Youth. "Into the Groovey," an ap- 
proximation of Madonna's "Into the 
Groove," is by far the album's high- 
light On the track, CY incorporates 
droning and screeching guitars, dis 
torted vocals, and samples of the 
original Madonna version to create 
a nearly perfect pop song, and pos- 
sibly the only dance hil lo ever be 
recorded by Some Youth To top it 
all off. Thurston Moore even har- 
monizes wilh Madonna's sampled 
vocals, Next in line is Mike Wall's 
Cover of lhe early Madonna hit 
"Burnm' Up." (Oddly, these are lhe 
only two Madonna songs on lhe en- 
lire album .) Although Wall covers 
the song faithfully, he does give it a 

twist- he has only his bass, a drum 
machine, and a lone female voice 
singing back-up 10 accompany his 
vocals Finally CY tackle perhaps 
one of the worst pop songs ol the 
'80s, Robert Palmer's "Addicted To 
l ve," and Kim Gordon does man- 
to subverl its original sexist 

lone, although lhe song will alwny 
suck no mailer who sings it 

"Tuff Tins Rap and Making 
lhe Nature Scene' are both SOlticallj 
interesting, as CY play with drum 
machines, scratching, and sampling, 
but they prove thai with the excep- 
tion of the Beastie Boys punks 

should nol lr> to rap Main ol the 

noise-fests are also interesting and 
innovative, yet overall Tlie Whites 
Album proves thai SY's true elemenl 
is bending pop formulas to 1.1 their 
experiments rather than gratuitously 

playing wilh sounds 

Foo Fighters- Fool igluen 

(Roswell/ Capitol Records) 

The Foo Fighters rock"' Plain 
and simple, so you can put aside youi 
posl-Kurl Cobain expectations and 
enjoy the hell oul of this album 

Even though Dave Grohl and Pal 

Smear were one-half of Nirvana and 

the Foo Fighters could con. eivablj 
be called "grunge." this is nol a con- 
tinuation of Nirvana li 
is equal parts Beatles and punk- 
much poppier and less morose than 
typical Seattle tare The lyrii 
also .. dramatic departure from the 

Seattle noim. Crohl tackles his top- 
ics head on leaving the oblique and 
abstract realm that Cobain chartered 
I he album kicks oil with two 
declarations 'This is a Call' starts 
with a chiming guitar and Grohl s 
Beach Boys-like vocals until the big 
guitars and rhythm section jumps 

into lhe fray The song itself is a 
anthem, as Grohl s.ngs to both him- 
sell andthel ollopalooza generation, 
■ rins is a call to all my past n 
nations." deriding their slat 
junkie media image I II Slii I 

Around." pail eulogy m^\ pail exor- 
cism loi ihe spun ol < !obain. begins 

With pounding drums and employs 

,, familiar quiel verse, noisy chorus 
song structure Grohl s intenl is 

clears as he repeatedly sere uns "I 

don't owe you anything I'll stick 

ai id lhe tempo slows down to 

an almost oppressive pace on \ 
sialic" (which guest stats Greg Huh 
| the Afghan Whigs) the vocals 
are almost buried in ihe mire ol the 
rhythm section as the heavy) guitars 
slowly envelope Ihe song I K 
hausted" opens with a static filled 
guitai until (again) the wall ol sound 
prO\ ided by Ihe rhythm section starts 
up Unlike "X-static," however, this 
lime Ihe vocals pierce Ihe wall and 
break through the surface 

One ol the most rewarding as- 
pects of Fan Fighters is thai Have 
( Jrohl never follows a conventional 
Formula, either thematically or on 
individual songs When u is least 
expected songs careen from style tq 
style, tempos change, chumini 
lars suddenly I all silent or dearly 
ring oul One "i the less serious 
iracks.-ForAII Hie Cow; ejju 
jcssly slides from n faux m// ffflro 

lo a hard rock chorus and then ha. I 

.,,. ,,„ a |i while raging again*! the 

corporate machine (specifically, the 

entertainment industry i Rathei than 

.i description ol each son" 

just go buy I he damn album VOU 

won't be sorry Rie Foo I ighters 

may no! a revolution in pop 
music like Nirvana ami Pearl lam 
did, ii". will they probably have the 
mil,,, -nee oi ihe Ramones ni Sonic 
Youth, bin tins is still an incredible 
album with no disappointing fillei 

songs Now 'jo on and gel yOU Olie 

Babe of the Week 

asksTs^osh tnman; C 96 squeals with delight. »•«»** 
even Sewanee studs have to get silly somefmes. Photo by Lyn 

Page 12 

The Sew nine Purple 

September?, 1995 




Back to the funhouse 

(ihis Alcatraz which should be Pompeii), 
Gluttons for Humiliation. ..all of you. 

by Trace Roqiiemore 

OPINION: Here we are again. Why? I trust that ev- 
eryone has grown, had a summer full of merriment, and 
filled themselves with elaborate memories of adventures 
Nonesense! The probable truth is that the majority of the 
campus did not progress in life, or augment themselves in 
any way during the summer I did not exclude myself from 
this category of waste either. What did you do? Watch 
some TV? Read a few hooks? Kill Mom, pound her into 
meat-loaf, tell Dad she left the country unexpectedly, and 
then serve dinner? We all know (either in our hidden aware- 
ness or practiced expression) that most of the administra 
lion, viz., ihe deans, police, whatever, are in conspiracy 
against their very own livelihood (us. the students) This 
new year is a chance to hetter combat the forces of those 
shadowy figures purporting to he the just arbiters of the 
improvements and/or decay as far as your soul and mind is 
concerned. 1 have a list of 5 ways to ensure that you (we. 
me, etc.) get the due credit for work this year (thinking 
included): Let's talk about sniffing paint. The 

Ramones provided a satirical atmosphere in chanting, "Now 
I Wanna Sniff Some Glue " However, isn't it funny how. if 
you aren't a voluntary drug user, the "power people" will 
see to it that the proper social engineering takes place? For 
instance, physical plant and constructors of Hodgson must 
hate us. Perhaps they hate us because they consider us to 
he living in a comparatively greater stale of comfort than 
they. We should not feel guilty for this Still, they should 
not set off the fire alarm whimsically at 6am. and then com- 
ment. "Heh. heh there 'aint no fire...l bet your ears hurt 
Ihough " Also. 1 have recently been slightly informed ol 
the intentional action of a worker holding several cans ol 
paint up to die ventilator system in order to shave off U hal 
ever extra grey matter the youth mighl possess In addi- 
tion, the circumstances under which 1 recieved a traffic ticket 
from the Sewanee police the other day were quite reveal- 
ing. An officer named T.J. (mistakenly read .is D R by 
me) slapped me with the offense of preventing an impor- 
tant member of the faculty from parking at 4 15pm 1 
informingly knew the blue-zone went out ol effect after 
4:00pm Instead of going to the chief. I went straight to 
old T.J.. called him DR., and was told that nothing could 
be done for my juvenile disrespectance. That is all. 

World: Keep in mind that, just as Athens lost her wealth 
2000 years ago, so it could happen to our nation if the Ca- 
nadians aren't appeased. 

WOMEN: Apparently, more and more women are start- 
ing to smoke cigars. This is neither odd nor interesting 
Basically, a bunch of them held an "All-Women Smoke- 
Out" in order to say. "See we're just like men." Of course. 
Alfred Dunhill presided over the affair, which was happy 
for him because these biddies fueled his pocket. One dame 
was so ecstatic about her new habit that she compared u to 
her first bra: "It's like getting your first bra - all the details. 
how do you hold it, how do you do it Who would ever 
have guessed that there were all these little things to learn?." 
said Debra Sassenralh. Please Debra - have some dignity! 
Heidi Fleiss is out and about (Obviously, her only talent 
was too precious to be hidden from the world.) 

Music: I don't think many of you managed to catch a 
glimpse of the first annual The Soul Train Lady of Soul 
Awards. This joke (a serious function fallen into the realis- 
tic mode ol parody) honored the "best" female artists in R 
and B. Gospel, hip-hop (whatever the hell that is) and other 
forms of expression from the wayside. 

Travel: I met some distant relatives in Greece and 
they were so beautiful that 1 promised to make no more 
jokes about incest. This promise lasted for about 7 2 

hours.. .until I saw some midgets in Switzerland. 


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^c grFMBER"21. 1995 VOLUME CLXXV. NO 2 

Faculty "Harassment" 

by David Farnhani 

fiUgat \ of IM w-> °l Student Journalism 

The Student Handbook defines sexual ha 
rassmenl as unwelcome sexual advances, in- 
cluding verbal or written expressions and 
physical conduct of a sexual nature, or behav- 
ior creating an intimidating, hostile or offen- 
sive working or educational environment 
For purposes of this policy, sexual harassment 
includes acquaintance rape " This year's 
policy has been updated from previous years, 
and the University held workshops recently 
to explain and discuss the new policy, which 
is more specific about how to file a complain! 
and what the repercussions for Tiling a com- 
plaint will be for all parties involved 

According to the new policy, if an under- 
graduate student feels they have been sexu- 
ally harassed they are to file a complaint with 
the Associate Dean of Students Then the in- 
dividual maj file a signed written statement 
which will be shown to the accused. The As- 
sociate Provost will then be notified and he or 
she will appoint an investigative officer. These 
are not legal actions, but the individuals in- 
volved may wish to seek legal counsel Ev- 
ery effort will be made to protect the rights of 
the complainant and the respondent 

Within 10 days of getting a complaint the 
investigative officer « ill consult with the com- 
plainant and the respondent. Within 45 days 
thereafter the investigative officer will prepare 

a report containing the evidence. This will be 
Shown to the complainant and the respondent 
allowing them to respond before a final report 
is made Within 30 days thereafter the final 
report is sent to the Dean of Students. Within 
10 days thereafter the complainant and the 
respondent may submit a statement about the 
final report Within 30 days of receiving all 
statements concerning the final report, the 
Dean will either dismiss the complaint, lake 
whatever action he or she feels necessary, or 
decide that the matter needs to be studied fur- 
ther All will be confidential. 

Workshops were held last week: .ill f» 
ulty were required to attend History profes- 
sor Dr. Brown Patterson, a former Dean, is one 
of the writers of the previous sexual harass- 
ment policy He thought that the workshop 
was very informative and beneficial He men- 
tioned the luxury of a speaking with a lawyer 
who had defended people from sexual harass- 
ment complaints. Regarding the lawyers pre- 
sentation on hOVI to avoid sexual harassment 
Dr Patterson said. "I don't think anyone is 
doing anything wrong " However, he did ex- 
press that everyone should be aware of what 
they are doing because there could be reper- 

Many faculty members are not pleased 
with the new policy, and expressed sentiments 
as such at the workshop. One professor who 
wished to remain anonymous feels that the 


new policy is too vague and leaves loo much 
to personal interpretation According to this 
professor, he and several Others tried to get 
specifics from the lawyer and Donna Pierce, 
the University's legal counsel, as to what con- 
stitutes sexual harassment I Ie did not reel that 
Ins questions were sufficiently answered, how - 
ever He also believes that the new polic) 
could destroy student-teacher relationships 
As evidence, he cited that professors were told 
not to meet with students of the opposite sex 
alone in an office, but to meet only in public 

He feels that professors can nolongei talk jo 
students of the oppos.te sex without being in 
.,„, ,. m , peai ol whal the) are saying rhis 
professoi said. "You have to watch yoursell 

constantly because you nev«u know 

someone you gaveabad grade to is goii 
u, andgeteven rhis policy is a weapon and 
,!„.,,. will be students who will use it as one 
The administration does not understand whal 
aredoingbj making this polic) sovague 
Tins is the end oi the close student-teachei re 
lationship that we prided ourselves on here." 

.ereafter the investigative officer w,.l prepare wished to remain ^ « 

Sewanee Outreach Spreads to the Philippines 

L-/W »* lllivv -^^ w A -ml Anderson compared their experience it 

..„., ...„„.„, ■„ ^riM Filipino chil- «ork .. difficutt, h ta> *• »*- , ' t ,, ' 2 Sewanee' «ck .n 

by Andria Warren 

This summer two Sewanee students par- 
ucipated in a service project in the Philippines, 
sponsored by the Colleges and of 
the Anglican Communion Lizzie Anderson, 
a senior in the university, and Jama Shelton, a 
junior, received scholarships that allowed them 
to travel to the Philippines and participate in a 
project based at Trinity College in Manila. 
They were members of a group of twenty two 
volunteers from eight nations selected for the 
service-learning project. 

Both Anderson and Shelton chose to spend 
their time working for ASPIRE, a program 
similar to Headstart that provides education 

and support to underprivileged Filipino chil- 
dren Anderson explained thai "there are ten 
million people living in metropolitan Manila 
It is incredibly overpopulated. and 65% of the 
people live in poverty, a statistic determined 
by the fact that they cannot maintain an ad- 
equate intake of calories" The public schools 
of Manila are in session in the afternoon, so 
ASPIRE opens in the mornings, providing the 
children with a structured, supervised environ- 
ment before they go to school Anderson and 
Shelton explained that they tutored the chil- 
dren in various subjects like reading and ba- 
sic math, and they helped them with various 
daily tasks, like brushing their teeth. 

They both expressed sentiments that the 

L * ,-,„* here) and JimlorJama Shelton spen, several weeks m 

5 i / fzzfc Anderson </>« tared hen ). ana i« omeram . 

Philippines as part of a Habitat for Hiunanity outreach pwg 

work was difficult, both because the goals ol 
the project were so intangible in nature and 
because language and cultural barriers made 
communication difficult As Anderson ex 
plained, "Sometimes I became so frustrated, 
because these children certainly had needs, but 
1 felt that we couldn't fulfill them" Also, the 
fact that it was a new, untested program led to 
sentiments of dissatisfaction Shelton ex- 
plained her feeling that "we could have done 
so much more that we did. being there for two 
months The program was badly organized. 
Anderson and Shelton lived with the other 
volunteers in a cluster of cottages adjacent to 
Trinity College. They described this setting 
as "surreal." because it was so geographically 
close to the poverty stricken area of town 
where they worked yet so different in terms 
of the comfort level. They said that the physi- 
cal separation that they fell from the people 
they wanted to help created a situation that 
was awkward for them. for. as Anderson ex- 
plained, "we went out and worked at ASPIRE 
for part of the day and during that time en- 
tered into the world where these children live, 
but afterwards, we would return to OUl clean. 
comfortable place where we could take a 
shower and have a snack if we were hungry. 

This feeling of distance between hersell and 
the people.thal she wanted to serve left her 
feeling, she explained, thai she wanted to, al 

some point, go back and do service work in a 
simllai situation.where she would be more 
fully immersed in the world of the people she 
had come to help 

Both students have participated in several 

other service protects during theil 

,nee. Anderson has participated in vol- 
unteer outreach projects m New Orleans and 
Jamaica, and Shelton has done service wort 

,n Coalmont. Tennessee and Jamaica. Shelton 

and Anders.-n compared their experience in 
the Philippines with Sewanee \ outreach trip 
l0 Jamaica by indicating the difference in the 

feelings of accomplishment that they fell at 
the end of each trip They explained that in 
Jamaica, they participated in construction 
projects, and the act of building and leaving 

behind a physical structure was satisfying be- 
cause it was easy to identify what had been 
done However, they described thai from the 
beginning they didn't know what to expeel in 
going to the Philippines, upon ihe.r arrival ihei. 
goals were much less clearly defined, and at 
the end they were left knowing only what they 
had tried lo do and what still needed to be done 
Anderson and Shelton both expressed thai 
ihey were glad that they had the opportunity 
to participate in the project, even if aspects ol 
„ left them feeting a vague sense of disappoinl 
ment and frustration ITtey both felt that cer- 
tainly they had gained first hand experience 
in a culture very different from Ameru an 
ture. and that thej \^\ begun lodevelop a mi ire 
global perspective ol Ihe world and .ill us va- 
riety They left the Philippines, however, with 
a stronger sense of work that they had 
lo but were unable to accomplish than a feel 

ing ol xalislailion in having completed a task 

In this issue... 

Shorts and Picks... 


Shake Day Pics pg- 6-7 


.pgs. 8-9 

WUTS Schedule pg- 10 


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The Sewanee Purple 

September 21, 1995 





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Ah, the innocence of youth — the Sewanee Preview Weekend provided a 
lucky group of pre-freshmen the opportunity to get away from the drab 
world of high school and receive a taste of blissful life on the Mountain. 
Photo by Lyn Hutchinson. 





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Purpk Picks 

"What to Do When There's Nothing to Do on the Domain" 

by Joshua 
21 September. Wil Mills. Thesoon- 
to-be-famous Thursday Nite Live de- 
buts tonight with Wil Mills. He will 
probably use a single, acoustic instru- 
ment to explore the folk world; how- 
ever, a Zamphieresque interpretation 
of a one man Hamlet could still be a 
possibility. If you are interested in 
exploring your own musical Hamlet 
in the Pub, contact Lisa Manley. 

28 September. Margaret Smith. If the 
name rings no bells in your mini- 
Sewanee chapel, you are not alone. 
Margaret Smith is a comedian which 
Billy Crystal heralds as "one of the 
two funniest women in America." 
She has graced Letterman and Leno 
with her act, and peaked in her career 


when she appeared with the female 
Socrates: Oprah. You can see Marga- 
ret in Convocation Hall at 8:00. 

27-30 September. K-2. After two 
years of contractions Dr. Ed Carlos has 
given birth to his dream. Two men, 
along with others in the Dionysus 
group will be stranded on Morgans 
Steep. You can view this terrific feat 
at 7:00 pm, but please keep in mind 
the parking situation. 

24 September. Art Gallery. The 
coolest room on the Sewanee Domain 
opens for viewing Sunday. If you have 
not stumbled upon the oddly-lit, 2- 
story art haven, now is your chance. 
The mecca can be entered through 
Guerry Hall. 

Cheens and )eens 

CHEERS go to Cathy Rafferty for 
presiding over a Student Life Com- 
mittee that actually cares about the 
students' interest. The Regents 
may actually get to hear what's on 
the collective student mind this 

CHEERS also go to the Sewanee 
Canoe team, as they head to the 
races this Saturday to (doubtless) 
capture first place yet again. Hold 
your paddles high, kids! 

JEERS and theflw natural award go 
to the nudist Sigma Nus (both 
pledges and actives), who were ar- 
rested for streaking on Shake Day. 
You'd think they'd have learned by 

JEERS also go te-Provost Fred 
Croom, who, when asked about 
Dean Guerry's departure, sug- 
gested that that wasn't a good sub- 
ject for an article. 



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The Mountain's Favorite Drink 

The University Dairy 

Varsity Schedule (9/22 - 10/4) 



Opponent (H/A) 


September 22 

Field Hockey 

Depauw (A) 

5 30 


Cross Country 

Centre Invitational (A) 


Field Hockey 

Hanover (A) 

II 00 

Field Hockey 

Berea (A) 




1 30 

Men's Soccer 

Centre (A) 



Eastern Divisional (A) 


Women's Soccer 

Centre (A) 



Men's Soccer 

Thomas More (H) 



Women's Soccer 

Agnes Scotl (A) 



Cross Country 

Sewanee Invitational (H) 



Field Hockey 

Bellarmine <H) 

II 00 


( entre(H) 

1 JO 

Men's Soccer 

Southwestern (H) 



David Lipscomb (II) 


Women's Soccer 

Southwestern (H) 


October 1 

Men's Soccer 

Trinity (H) 


Women's Soccer 

Trinity (ID 



Men's Soccer 

Emory (A) 



Trevecca (H) 

7 1)0 

* - denotes Eastern Time Zone 

bold face - denotes home games 

September 21. 1995 

The Sewanee Purple 

Page 3 


Looking Forward to a Student-Faculty Fiesta 

. _ u. r ...^, ,w. n.,r,v and have a ereat lime " While Sophomore Josh White certainly su 

h v Angela Ward 

Students, faculty, and staff alike will come 
together for the first annual Student-Faculty 
Formal on Saturday. November 18. The huge 
campus-wide party will most likely take place 
,n Cravens, although the Fowler Center is still 
a potential location. A theme and band have 
yet to be decided upon by the Formal Com- 
mittee, which is headed by seniors Boo Neal 

The formal will be a great chance for stu- 
dents and teachers to see each other, 
dance, party, and have a great time:' 

Lisa Manely 

and Willis Cantey. but Ms. Neal and Mr 
Cantev indicate that the particulars will be 
decided upon relatively soon by the commit- 
tee of approximately 20 students. 

In the meantime. Lisa Manley. Director of 
Student Activities and Assistant Dean of Stu- 
dents, claims that the music for the night will 
be -something along the lines of Motown, 
R&B, with swing, timeless music for all 
ages" Ms Manley says that the committee is 
presently looking into bands such as the Volt- 
age Brothers Though the specifics have yet 
to be decided upon. Ms Manley indicates that 
there will be decorations, hors doeuvres. and 
drinks, and the event will most likely be BYO 
(with proper ID, of course) 

According to Ms Manley. a Student-Fac- 

ulty Formal will help to enhance the student- 
faculty relations on which Sewanee has 
tradionally prided itself, but which have "not 
been as tight recently as they used to be " 
Aware of the necessity for activities designed 
to promote student-faculty interaction. Ms 
Manley says she has been "kicking the idea 
around" since she came to Sewanee and ap- 
plied for a budget for the formal this past 
spring Ms. Manley says that the admistration 
^^^^^^ has been very supportive of the 
idea. According to Ms 
Manley. "The Regents, faculty, 
and admistration are all very 
concerned about the need foi 
more interaction among stu- 
dents and facult) " 

According to Mr Cantey, 
"The Student-Faculty Formal 
is a tradition in a lot of schools, and we hope 
to start the tradition here in Sewanee, .is well 
Ms. Manley also indicates that the idea is 
loosely based on similar functions at Othei 
schools, such as Washington & Lee's annual 
Fancv Dress Ball, which Ms. Manley claims 
is "very popular at W & L comparable to 
party weekend in Sewanee" While Ms 
Manley indicates that the primary goal is a 
"successful one evening affair." she also ad- 
mits. "Wed like to get an annual tradition 

started " 

Everyone involved in the project is cer- 
tainly positive about its potential for promot- 
ing student-faculty interaction According to 
Ms Neal. "The formal tt ill be a great chance 

dance, party, and have a great time" While 
Ms Manley admits that "publicitj has not yet 
occured the way it's going to occur." she 
claims that "personal invitations will be key 
to promoting the event among faculty and 
staff" According to Ms Neal. "An official 
note is going to go out to the faculty and stall 
in the next two weeks" All involved unani 
mously agree that faculty, staff, and students 
all seem "very enthusiastic about the idea, and 
Mr Cantey predicts. 'The event's going to 
catch a lot of momentum as it gets going." 

Sophomore Josh While certainly supports 
the idea because, he claims. "Faculty and stu- 
dents need to mingle more " Freshman Arie 
Balsom agrees that "it could be cool, although 
ii might be cheesy if students are on ON 
Of the room and faculty on the other" What- 
ever happens. .1" the formal at least succeeds 
in "putting energy back into the student fac 
ullj relationship, as Mi Cantej hopes it will 
do students and faculty alike should find the 
event to be a fun and positive evening, and 
certainly worth repeating. 

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for students and teachers to see each other. 

Purple Arcntves __ 

Mysterious Departure ot a Dean 

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Accorumg u> i»«. i™»»;' 

Political Science Dept. Awarded Honors 

by James P. Karst 

by Tania Samman 

News Editor 

Sewanee has long been respected as a chal- 
lenging intelectual institution, however this 
recognition was made public this summer 
when Pi Sigma Alpha, the national honor so- 
ciety for political science, awarded Sewanee's 
local chapter of Pi Sigma Alpha a national 
award for being the best chapter in universi- 
ties with under six thousand students 

In August. Joan Ward, the faculty advisor 
of P. Sigma Alpha, travelled to Chicago to 
receive the award at the annual conference 
held by the American Political Science Asso- 
ciation Pi Gamma Alpha is one of the largest 
honor ,n the country The national 
organization wants to recognize chapters that 
are active and that demonstrate strong student 
leadership They award chapters in three dif- 
ferent categories of size This is the first year 

that this kind of award was given, which Joan 
Ward believes that for Sewanee to be selected 
during the first prize-giving "is an honor in 


Dr Gilchrist was the faculty advisor for 
Pi Sigma Alpha last year while Joan Ward was 
on leave Ward is "very proud of the students 
in the chapter, who are energetic, bright, en- 
thusiastic, and imaginative in coming up with 
ideas for activities" Ward stressed that being 
invited to join Pi Sigma Alpha is a very high 
honor and while academics play a large role 
in being accepted, leadership is very impor- 
tant too. Pi Sigma Alpha provides 
of their own choosing for the campus and com- 
munity. These" activities range from talks to 

debates to essay contests, so if you see a sign 
posted, take a look. After receiving national 
recognition, it's time Sewanee students began 
taking advantage of this resource. 

A new semester me\ ilably reveals changes, 
with many people transferring, graduating, or 
Simply moving on to better things Such I 
the case of Ms Lee Guerry. former Assoc, ate 
Dean of Students who has left her position to 
accept a new job as a plan giving officer for 
the Nature Conservancy in Washington. D C 
While Dean at Sewanee. Guerrys main 
dunes included handling discipline problems. 
|, involved being on call 24 hours a day. go- 
me lo the emergency room, bailing students 
out of jail, etcetera It wis very consuming, 
she said about her lonner job 

Though she admitted the job was not al- 
ways easy. Guerry enjoyed her work. She at- 
tended Sewanee in the late and en- 
joyed her tune here Td always wantea to 
work with students," she added 

Guerrv cited conflicting ideas about pun- 
ishments as the reason lor her departure 
There were 100 mans philosophical ditler- 
ences about discipline with (current) Dean 

Pearigen," she noted Apparently Peangen fell 
thal Guerry was not strict enough with students 

who became discipline problems "I felt like 

.1 was being! fair, bul AfcW was a perception 

thai things ueren/i fcejng handled tOUgh 
enough.' she said 

Several students expressed then regret 111 
hearing ol Guerry S departure Sophomore 

John Holden commented that "Ifyou went into 
her Office and were straight up with her. she 
would do her best to try to see the situation 
from vour point ol Mew. and be just rhal 
didn't mean that she would go easy, she would 

just try to understand " 

Though rueful about leaving Sewanee. 
Guerry seemed evc.ted about her new job. and 
the convenience ol li\ mg in a large city Her 
neu job Will involve dealing With people who 
want to donate land to the Nature Conservancy 

Ma wills or trusts ';l really believe IrUhiS or 

ganjzplion and I Hunk things are working out 
fa the best." she said regarding her new ji .b 
Pearigen continues to serve as .lean, and 

has taken ove. disciplinary sentences 
Guerr> s position has vet to he permanently 
filled, though newly appointed Dean l .s.. 
Manley is handling some ol the duties, divid- 
ing time as the Director of Student Activities 
Dean Pearigen was unavailable foi comment 
on the subject ol Guerry 's departure 

wno ow-oiiis u. >~ M i 

RCCs Aid Computer Dilemmas 

b\ Mark Kalinec 

The Resident Computer Contacts, 01 
RCCs are. i neu service to students ihi« 
One resident computer contact is assigned to 
each dormitory The resident computer con 
lac ts are students familial with Macmi 
computers whom other students may call 
whenever they run into a question regarding 
their computers 

The resident computer contacts can help 
students set up their Macintoshes bj install 
ing different programs or hooking them up to 

lhe sch oors local talk, enabling students to 
receive e-mail, among other services 

We are in dorm representatives foi anj 

Macintosh computer problem Westand 

tween the students and AcademU Computi 

:aid R( ( Matt i anej 

Resident computer contacts are allowed to 

set their own hours of service for the stud 
Phe majority of resident computer contaci 
happ j l0 help during "reasonable hours, but 
there are some who have specified certain 
hour s. so it is advisable to knou thehoursol 
specific RCCs before calling them 

Bn serving as RCCs. students gain basi 
cally two benefits First, they are given a $500 
stipend per semester Second, they get pref- 
erence m room lottery. 

Page 4 

The Sew (line Purple 

September 21, 1995 


rj% it:*?" iu 

by Jonathan Meiburg 

about sonnets started again 

Ice Storm 

February sixth, I woke up at 5 00 
AM. It was I* degrees Familial, a 
little , older than usual After I 
turned on the heater to hoil watt > 
and drink <"//<•<• / read sonnets q) 

This quote is from a book you ve 
probabl) never heard of; oddl) 
enough, it's the onlj hook that has 
ever heen published that is solelj 
about Sewanee — about its academic 
and social lire, about the relation- 
ships between faculty am) students, 

about its philosophy as as .i liberal 

arts institution You've probabl) 

never heard of it because the hook 
i*. written in Japanese Toshichika 
Miyata. a Japanese scholar commis- 
sioned b) the Japanese government 
to stud) liberal arts education in the 
United States, chose Sewanee as his 
case Stud) and li\eil on the Moun- 
tain during the I988-R9 school year. 
Toshichika or Toshi', as he was 
known to friends, produced a re- 
markable work that caused quite a 
stir in his native country where the 

Concept oj it liberal .iris education 

waiAjjewji I ■■' "■■■ 

The 'portions ol [he book thai have 
been translated provide a unique 
view ol Sewanee not unlike that ol 
someone who hail jusl come from 
the moon Toshi found Sew.mee to 
be lull of wonders 

Wlien I went outside, I almost fell 
down tlu- stairsteps Tliey were i m 
cTcd with i> e I hadn't notit < «/ he 
cause of the thick fog and thin sun- 
light Tliis !■■ "hat they < "// '< i 
■■iinn] I ii as < (ireful to watt It, ami 
I found each brain It of tin trees and 
stones were covered with transpar- 
ent a r I needed to hurry but I was 
slipping on the road, so I tried jo 
walk on tin ^rass because I thought 
a was bettei The trees, plants, and 
even the small grass were frozen I 
ran and I became I ery tired. 

What he found to be truly re- 
markable, however, was the class- 
room environment at Sewanee. On 
the morning of the ice storm, he at- 
tended an English class taught by Dr. 

Carlson was known as a very 
Strict t(<u her. When he stand at stu 
dents, nobody could help fearing. I 
was very interested in the anno 
sphere thai he made up He divided 
two (lasses ai Easier semestei in 
order to he smaller and taught litem 
at the office. I ran into his class 
without hesitation. The i lass was 
alreads started. Rut Dr. Carlson 
kindly said. "You shouldn't come 
such a day" during (lass 
"I'm so sorry. I never had such 
weather,' - 1 replied "I can't believe 
it is raining besides the ice storm," 
football player Jim said. The class 

Toshi discovered a peculiar bond 
between the teachers and the stu- 
dents at Sewanee. a sort ol informal- 
ity and respect that he admired He 
also saw tremendous value in the 
small si/e ol the classes he attended 

As you know, there are •> lot oj 
different types oft lass Foi instant t 
Dr. Carlson asks a lot oj questions 
to eat h /" ' ul " individually For the 
people who arc taking American 

find distressing is that I can't think 
of a class I've had in the past two 
semesters that hasn't had at least 20 
people in it In fact, the environment 
that Toshi describes sounds a little 
alien to me, as I imagine it would to 
other students Class al a professor's 
house or office ' I may have heard 
of that sort of thing once or twice. 

Recent Developments 

The ratings have just come in. 
incidentally The Universit) of the 


Studies as a majoi then are private 
lessons - what they < all Independent 

Studs Students are taught (lass m 

■ ntplat es Tliey sometimes lis- 

ten in theoffit c and sonu times Roto 
ih, teat her s house Professoi 
Clarkson in English Literature hods 
good dis, ussion; Dr. Ward in Politi- 
cal Science asks them some ques 

lions which make them surprised. 
Dr Peters in Philosophy divides the 
i faSS into groups Oj three and one 
person w rites an essay about a hook 
and the oilier two diSCUSS it. Dr. 

Tassin in Chemistry gives them one 

question in the laboralon and leaves 
them alone for a little while As sou 

see there are a lot of different t lasses 
and ij edut anon is hasi, ally ■ ontat I 

With a lot of people, then there is a 
lot Tea, hers in thai kind oj I oil, ve 
are willing to lea, Ii. and students 

also are m Ming to speak out during 
, loss \s fax as I'm i "a, , rned, they 

studs hard and speak out and lhe\ 

me not afraid even n hen n is h rang 

If it is a big , lass like more than 20, 
some people don i speak. 

He's right They don't What I 

South is now officially ranked in the 
U S News and World Report's Top 
25 Liberal Arts institutions. Hoo- 
ray. If current trends continue, we're 
likel) to resemble the lop schools in 
the category even more: larger 
classes, less contact between teach- 
ers and students, and a faculty pay 
scale that, unlike the present flat-rate 
system, would award professors 
based on an administrative estimate 
of what they are 'worth.' Perhaps 
professors will be more encouraged 
to publish, to become 'known' for 
their research work. And the 
school's task of educating the stu- 
dents, or 'customers.' as we are re- 
ferred to by the present administra- 
tion, will become more and more of 

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a cut-and dried affair The recent 
Sexual Harrassment Workshops 
were a fiasco; although the Purple 
was denied access to a videotape of 
the workshops, all hell, by several 
accounts, broke loose at the faculty 
session Instead of a civilized dis- 
cussion of the finer points of C lass 
room behavior, the faculty was pre- 
sented with a patronizing diatribe 
against outrageous behavior, such 
as, in one case, crawling under a 
table to bile a woman's crotch They 
were encouraged not to close the 
door to their offices when a mem- 
ber of the opposite sex w as present, 
and to refrain from open signs o\ 
physical affection, including hugs. 
An underlying theme ol the sessions 
( w Inch the VC did not attend), w Inch 
were subtitled "The Joke May Be 
On You." was thai it professors are 
accused of sexual harrassment in any 
form, they may be assumed to be 
guilty until proven innocent. Sev- 
eral teachers fell the sessions were 
scheduled not for educational pur- 
poses, but to lessen the Universii\ \ 
liability in sexual harrassment cases 
This is not meant to trivialize the 
issue of sexual harrassment al the 
University, which should not be 
swept under the rug by any means. 
Il does happen here However, the 
sort of treatment that the faculty re- 
ceived at the hands of the adminis- 
tralion is deplorable Ralher than 
helping teachers to make their class- 
room climate more comfortable, it 
created fear among faculty members 
about becoming 'too close' to stu- 
dents Developing the kind of 
cameraderie that Toshi described in 

Ins book may be too risky these days. 

A New Line of Credit 

The administration might do well 
to lake a look al a newly-approved 
accreditation agency, the American 
Academy for Liberal Education 
The group, according to an August 
6 New York Times article, was 
founded to accredit Liberal Arts in- 
stitutions on the basis of a strong 
core curriculum, as well as an em- 
phasis on teaching over research and 
the involvement of senior faculty in 
the instruction of undergraduates 
Sewanee. obviously, could prohahlv 
make the grade right now. But the 
use of the Academy could help to 
serve as a reminder, every so often, 
of the mission of the school It snol 
about ratings It's not even about 
public image, or 'customers' lis 
about teaching, and a community 
in which the faculty and students can 
not only coexist, but become friends. 
Larger classes and an enforced 'dis- 
tance could make this "contact with 
a lot of people" nearly impossible. 
V loshi recognized, it's the most 
important thing. His evaluation of 
the University of the South gives us 
a picture of what we stand to lose. 
"Looking al a liberal arts college," 
he said, "once more where the lib- 
eral arts education is just as alive as 
it was when first brought into Japan 
may give us something to think 
about, whatever course or courses 
we are going to take in the future. 
The University of the South asks stu- 
dents lo study broadly to build their 
character as human beings." 

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The Sewanee Purple 

September 21. 1995 

1995 University oft 
Fraternity Shak 

September 16,199 

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I tavid BerTy 
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Ryan Shackleton 

Sigma Nu 

Brad Condra 
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Benjamin Sievenson 
Quentin Watkins 
John Weltin 
Charles Woods 

Daniel Bamharl 
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Michael Berkholtz 
Mason Brown 
Clifton Clybome 
Chris Fischer 
Forrest Jessee 
Miles Knickerbocker 
Kristopher Kimball 
Kenneth Kingdon 
Jared LeBlanc 
Matthew Schauss 
Charles Schneider 
Jeremy Webb 
Matthew Welden 

Phi Gamma Delta 

Wendell Heard 
Peter Jones 
Joseph Nagel 
Day Peake 
Brian Plaster 
Gregory Scott 
loshua Trahan 
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Josh Vickers 

Delta Tau Pelt 

Paul Aiwool 
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PJ Gardner! 


Bill Hardetj 
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Sigma Alpha Epsilo i Trent Bahr 

Michael Butterfield 

om Hall 
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hris Biles 

Robert Birdsey 

Mali Bohme 

» ,eorge Broderson 

Smart Brown 

i avid Carmine 

Aaron Coby 
Alex Coleman 
Smart Coleman 
\ llerhee Dargan 
Robert Finch 
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I'.uker Moore 
llmiier Murphy 
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lohn Thompson 
luiiiny Wallace 

Mph aTau Omega 

Will Anderson 
I Lilian Bush 

icii rev Conyers 
Burnie Dawkins 
( lark Files 
lohn Howard 
I hides Joslin 
Mark Kalinee 
Michael Loftin 
Jamie May 
Hell Wallace 
McNeill Wells 

The final fall fraternity rush 
was a muddy affair. Aside 
from the usual frothy fun, this 
year beer-sludge-mud slides 
topped the list of entertain- 
ment. Although it seems that 
theSigmaNus will streak rain 
or shine, the down and dirty 
antics of this year are probably 
due to the rain and not a finale 
for fall rush. Next year's spring 
shake day should be just as 
crazy,~if the weather is willing. 

The Sewanee Purple would like to introduce its 
phoenix photography department. Apparently 
the last time the Purple produced photographs 
in-house was during the 1980s. An energetic 
group of freshmen women have made a commit- 
ment of time and energy to restart the photogra- 
phy department. Congratulations to Kim Burke. 
Annelies Echols. Abby Howell, Krister. Jones. 
Catherine Mebane. Janie Mebane and Katie 
Ravenel for their work on tins issue' 

It the Purple"s photography department inter- 
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and telephone number. 

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The Sewanee Purple 

September 21, 1995 


Gotta Wanna Win 

by M aria Marcum 

li \ thai lime of year again' Tight shorts. 
aggressive women, hard hits.... No. it's nol the 
,i premier of American Gladiators, il s 
VOLLEYBALL SEASON, sports fans!! 

Sewanee Lady T.ger volleyball team is 
again exciting lowau h and easy to love. There 
are several new I aces and several familiar 
ones The tone of Hie season has heen set, and 
the Tigers mean business! 

Nanc) l add is the learn s coach and the- 
saurus Coach Ladd's vocabulary isconsistent 
m ith her conception of a Division 111 thinking 
team i a dd recognized thai the teams physi- 
cal dis..d\ antage in height need not he n weak- 
ness exploited bj other teams She believes 
thai the taller teams come out with their hig 
guns loaded and neve, look to hi) nil speed or 
change up their offense in any other way 
These teams expect U i shut do* n the Sewanee 
offense b) smothering it with their big 
blockers Such a team is very vulnerable to a 
smart balanced attack I add hopes that her 
players will gam the court awareness and pa- 
tience it takes to run a smart attack and see the 
defensive weaknesses of their opponents on 
then ovi n Defensively she aims to cut ofl the 

opponents hardest hits by blocking the cross 
court shots. The ideal result of this strategy is 
B that the ball received by the defense has been 
slowed by a hitter opting for a weaker shot 
around the block or by a blocker touch. 

Senior ( •!, tie I [nsworlh serves up a facial 
in volleyball action. Photo b) Lyn 

Hull Inn son. 

High Hopes at Home 

b> Ai dan Arney 

The Sewanee football team looks to im- 
prove their season record to 1-2 this weekend 
as the) make their lust Sewanee appearance 

ofthe year against Maryville Their first two 

games' have not produced the results thai 
I ogan and the Tigers have been looking for 
I he problem Hie team seems to be hav ing right 
n0 v lies with the offense The defense has 

plaved IWO solid games holding Davidson to 
21 points ami Rose Hulman to 17 

I he offense has .. fairly potent passing 

game with quarterback Jon Stomp throwing 

for 262 yards againsl Davidson (including a 

57 yard touchdown pass to Louie Caputo) and 
97 yards againsl Rose-Hulman 

The difficulties lay in both the turnovers 
and the slow-to-develop running game. The 
offense is only averaging 2 2 yards per carry. 
This statistic, combined with eight turnovers, 
has given the Tigers a number of problems over 
the first two games. 

( )n a more positive note, the special teams 
are looking exceptionally sound, and/The run- 
ning game is last improving," says senior run- 
ning back Kent Underwood. So let's get on 
out and support our Tigers this weekend 
against Man v die m their first home game of 
the season 

On the subject of defense. Ladd remarks that 
none of the middles on the back row are pass- 
ing consistently She has adjusted her hne-up 
lo accommodate this defensive inconsistency 
more than once, but the ideal combination has 
yet to show itself in competition Ladd notes 
thai this inconsistency on the back row is in- 
die ativ e of a problem experienced in all areas 
of play for the team: lack of discipline 

"More inexperience on the floor at once 
tins year really make a difference It means 
thai our middles have to be more diverse," says 
Ladd. She adds that this doesn't mean that they 
necessarily have to be hitting powerhouses 
Instead, the middles must attack with diverse 
hitting skills and court awareness These quali- 
ties allow a player to adjust to the defense by 
seeing and evaluating the block and then us- 
ing or avoiding it to her advantage. Like the 
outside hitters, the middles also need to rec- 
ognize holes in the defense, and defensive 
shifts that could be used in their favor These 
skills are especially important for the shorter 
middle hitters. 

Though the team record is 2-5. the 
Sewanee Lady Tigers are not faltering. In- 
stead they are confidently preparing for SCAC 
Conference East Divisional play this week- 
end at Centre College in Danville. KY. They 
have learned from their mistakes and have 
decided to do what it takes to win. Ladd ad- 
mits that this team is starting slowly, but ex- 
pects dramatic improvements throughout the 
season in all areas of play 

Senior captain Celeste Unsworth is posi- 
tive about the team's potential. "We have a 
talented and young team. We do need more 
discipline, hut I think that we just need to mesh 
better as a team. After the experience of a 
couple more games, I think we'll be able to 
really get on a roll " This is a team of win- 
ners. If they continue to stick together. 

Sewanee volleyball could surprise their SCAC 
Conference foes in the Championship Tour- 
nament in November They may even surprise 


The team is made up of two seniors 
(Celeste Unsworth and Gretel Leslie), four 
juniors (Kim Harvin. Barbara Horchert from 
Germany. Carrie Yadon who is abroad, and 
Maria Marcum who is currently injured but 
looks to rejoin the team soon), two sophomores 
(Sheridan Gilkerson and Elizabeth 
Cunningham), and two freshmen (Hanni 
Pfluger and Jamie Blythe). 

Ladd and the team would like to thank the 
following individuals who give their time and 
talents in support of Sewanee volleyball. Se- 
nior Nathan Conover assumes some of the 
coaching dimes attends practice regularly, and 
travels with the team. Senior Kevin Heirs also 
practices and travels with the team His spe- 
cial contribution has been his dedication to 
keeping efficiently and accurately the team 
statistics and to filming Natychia Young is 
an enthusiastic helper who attends practices, 
keeps the scorebook. and generally does what 
needs doing for the team. Natychia has a back 
injury, but hopes lo play for the team in the 
future Maria Marcum attends practice twice 
weekly and keeps statistics lor the team 

I )av e Gelinas is the announcer for the home 
games, and Monica Gelinas sings the National 
Anthem beautifully This couple deserves our 
special thanks for their commitment to the 

Coach Ladd would like to add that the team 
appreciates fan support in the stands and work- 
study support in the form of line judges If you 
want to get involved, please call Coach Ladd 
at x 1 320 or let your friends on the team know 
The team loves to play, and they value your 
support In the words of our traditional pre- 
game cheer. "Gotta Wanna Win 

New Women's Basketball Coach 

In Robbie Griffith 
Sports Editoi 

\, ol September 12th. the Lady Tigers 
basketball team had a new head coac h in Misly 
Thompson, a high!) recommended coach by 
the Women's Basketball Coaching Associa- 
tion Thompson graduated bom Vanderbill 
in 1993 with a degree in Elementary EdlM B 
lion During her stmt as a I ad) Commodore, 
Thompson, then Mist) I amb, was on two 
Sweet 16 teams one Final B team, and one 
I inal Pom team during post-season N.C.A A 

pl.,v Her high school. Shelbyville High 
School won the 19X4 National Championship 
while Ihompsonwas a senior She definitely 
has what it takes to win basketball games. 

According to AD Mark Webb. Thompson 
has what it lakes to coach Sewanee Basket- 
hall She was a very posed player while at 
Vanderbill and is an excellent teacher of bas- 
ketball fundamentals She has a solid under- 
standing of the recruiting process and; accord- 
ing to Webb, her appointment is a "great fit 
I , ,i her and the team " Thompson will get her 
chance alter the students return after Fall 
Break when preseason workouts begin 

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Sewanee played host for the 
Sewanee Invitational on the 8th 
and managed a second place over- 
all finish for the men and a third 
place finish for the women. Ian 
Cross (7th place, 29:45) and Kari 
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and sophomore Ian Cross lead 
the charge for the Tigers. Pho- 
tos by Lyn Hutchinson. 

September 2 1.1995 

The Sewanee Purple 

Page 9 


Soccer Team Plagued by 
Jekyll and Hyde Syndrome 

. _r»l ........ .,n.l llm ilefrMlsr* llflll SlLlU 

by Clayton Haden 


T^T/yys F (< 'W //«. toy Te~a~m seTs "mother championship in the near f„iim Photo by Lyn 

Field Hockey Builds Confidence 

i hi .. ._ . ^ n . A J n .mririllnill 

hv Christian Setzer 

The Sewanee field hockey team opened 
ihe 1995 season with two impressive perfor- 
mances on September 8lh and 9th. Both 
games were very close against regional pow- 
ers with very long field hockey traditions. 
The first game, against Wittenberg, ended in 
a 1 to defeat in overtime The other game 
was a 1 to 1 tie with Wooster that went into 
double overtime 

The spectacular play of junior goalie 
Rachel R.emer was the key to Sewanee's 
strong performance against Wittenberg By 
the end of the game. Rachel had stopped 23 
shots on goal. Her play was enhanced by 
freshman halfback Melissa Perry who had 
iwo defensive saves off ol the goal line 
Coach Chapman Kern stressed that "team 
defense and an intense work ethic" were the 
keys to the strong season opener 

In the other game, sophomore Knslen 
Morrissey led the Tigers with her first goal 
ol the season halfway through the first half. 
The scored remained the same until the I ma' 

minute when Wooster scored a miraculous 
game-tying goal. The women battled through 
two more periods until the game was officially 
declared a tie. Riemer, once again, had a stel- 
lar performance with 29 saves including sev- 
eral Wooster breakaways. Coach Kern feels 
tins is the start to a "Conference champion- 
ship season." 

This season opening performance is im- 
pressive for a women's team that has gone 
through some large roster changes Eight new 
players, seven of them freshmen, will try to 
replace the left by 4 seniors, espe- 
cially Cameron Graham. The freshmen group 
seems very strong and this is Ihe team s best 
start in the last couple of years 'These two 
games ate great results and I have great confi- 
dence With our defense. • stales Coach Kern. 
With two road games over Shake Day 
weekend t Sew anee defeated both ( >berlin and 
Kenvon College) and a strong to to 
reach the national tournament, the field hockey 
team is well on their way to attaining a Con- 
lerence championship season 


Lady Tigers Look to 
New Coach for Success 

The men's soccer team is currently 4-2-1. 
hut if you consult with anyone on the team 
they'll hardly even acknowledge the impor- 
tance Of records al this point m the season 
Instead, the Tigers are frantically in search ol 
an antidote 10 the Jekyll and Hyde syndrome 
that has plagued the squad throughout the first 
seven games. Thus far each match has car- 
ried with it an intrinsic degree of suspeiv 
both coaches and players eagerly wait to see 
which team is going to arrive Will it he the 
offensive juggernaut, capable of methodically 
exploiting opposing defenses, or V, ill il be the 
passive and inconsistent upstarts with mere 
potential and nothing more? rruly grealteams 

experience both peaks and valleys, but how 
quickly those teams traverse the valleys dic- 
tates the amount of time spent at the summit 
The capabilities are present lor coach Kern's 
Tigers to begin their ascent, but inconsisten- 
cies must be remedied to avoid a stalemate 

After beginning the season 1-1, the men 
traveled to Nashville to lace Belmont In per- 
haps one of the most aesthetically vexing 
matches of recent memory the Tigers looked 
both timid and lethargic as Belmont physi- 
cally dominated the match Neither team was 
capable of establishing any momentum, and 
the fans were put out ol their miser) alter I 20 
minutes of a scoreless tie However, the ol 
fense was quickly revitalized for the men s 
home opener An enthusiast^ Crowd WJI 
nessed a mere glimmer ol the Tigers ollen- 

sive capabilities en route to an 8-2 victory 
against Marymounl Dictating the flow of play 
from the outset. Sewanee pillaged the oppos- 
ing defense as junior captain Clayton Haden 
scored three goals and added two assists, while 
forwards Qasim Sheikh and Andy Nix added 
tw0 | their own rebuttals Following 
Saturday 's game, the men rode their offensive 
wave into a match with Emory & Henry yel 
on this day il was the defense thai sparkled 
Goalie McCoy Darby posted his second shut- 

ou ti ,f (he season, and the defense held Staum h 

throughout the contest as ihe figers marched 
on to a 4-0 victory rhe euphoria ol two con 
secutive victories lasted only a short while 
["raveling to Virginia for two games, the men 
were unable to hold off a barrage ol Btla I 
before tailing to Roanoke ( ollege 2-1 V\ Ink- 
controlling the match Sewanee 's inability to 
capitalize proved to be the difference. Aftei 

Quasim Sheikh sends the wecet boil 
waring Photo* In bvnfiltidmixm 

the disappointing loss, the team was able lo 
rebound the nexl day to defeat Ferrum *-0 
Once again, the Rgers dominated the major- 
ity ol play and exhibited the flashes ol bril- 
liance that mUSl surface Oil a regular basis ,1 

the team wants to make a run at the national 

tournament Twelve games remain five 

against reg ally ranked teams, the time has 

arrived for the men to step up theii intensity 
and begin the climb thai everyone expects them 

to make 

by Katrina Nelson 

If given the task to choose one word to 
describe Sewanee Women's Soccer team, the 
choice would undoubtedly be "youth from 
coaches to players, this year's squad is com- 
posed of a first-year coach and many fresh- 
men Coach Cecilia Baker, originally from 
Corpus Christie. Texas comes I rom playing Di- 
vision I soccer al Texas A & M as the interim 
head of the team. Though the search for a 
permanent coach begins in November, Baker 
Mates that she would enjoy staying at Sewanee 
1 1 she could serve the program adequately with 
her qualifications Her stress on what is in the 
best interest of the team goes beyond the at- 
tainment of the best possible whether it be her 
or someone else. Baker credits the team co- 
hesion 10 good chemistry of the members as 
well as a to have an enjoyable time while 
on the field With a number of freshmen on 
the team who may not know the toll a colle- 
giate varsity sport could lake on priorities. 
Baker emphasizes the fact that academics re- 
ceive attention bore athletics. Though it is 
Baker's first year as a coach, it appears as 
though she has done well in acclimating her- 
self and her team to Division III soccer 

Baker credits the strength of th.s year s 
team to the recruiting efforts of former head 

Women's Soccer coach. Sue Behnur Among 
the many freshmen who may take the SCAC 

by storm are Stuart Richards o. Charlotte and 
humd Merrill of New Orleans Similarly 
there aremany strong sophomore players such 
as Ashley Stafford bridging the gap between 
rookies and freshmen. The solid core of new- 
comers, rounded off with .he veteran pro- 
ess of .he few juniors and seniors Coach 
Baker recommends to keep a watch through- 
out the season on key players such as semor 

Stacy Thompkins and co-capta.ns Asha Kays 

and Julia Frazier. 

With this cornucopia of players ol all 

classes, many goals and ambitions could be 

scl However, .he women are keeping .1 
Minp „. yet challenging They hope to .nv 

Sng Sewanee on the SCAC map to ensure a 

good. s.eady program As o. September ... 

f he women were on their way to attain then 
goal (centre 1 of 2-2) after defeatmg 

Georgia Wesleyan earlier in the week. 7-0) 

* ^ Leer team look 

p Lr,n its success in upconung games such 

L their first SCAC match-up against Centre 

College on the 23rd While the nen w I 

h bailing the Colonels up in Kentucky «h. 

weekend 'you can catch them at homeon the 

30th as they face Southwestern 


-* ^ — .. 


9/16/95 - Sewanee Tigers fall to Rose- 
Hulman 17-6. Kent Underwood ...shed 
for 145 yards and 1 touchdown and John 
Stroupwent 10-27 for 97 yards The 
Tigers are 0-2 on the year and host 
Maryville this weekend al 1:30. Tune 
into WUTS (91 .3) and listen to Ron Hill 
to the play by play or come in person. 

Men's Soccer 

9/16/95 - Sewanee Tigers lost 10 
Roanoke College 2-1 Qasfm Sheikh 
scored the only game 

9/17/95 -Tigers defeated Ferrum Col- 
lege 3-0 Andy Nix scored 2 goals and 
Luke Barrett the other goal. The Ti- 
gers are 4-2-1 on the seas-,, 

Women's Soccer 

9/14/95 - The Lady Tigers destroyed 
Wesleyan College 7-0 with co-captain 

Asha Kays and Hayes Swinney each 
scoring 2 goals and Stafford. Richards. 
and .Jones scoring 1 goal each. The Lads 

Tigers arc 2-2 on the season. 

Field Hockey 

9/16/95 - The Tigers defeated Obertin 
College 2-0 with Berkley Little and 
Alison Clyde each scoring one goal. 

9/17/95 - Ending the weekend on a 

good note, .he Tigers defeated Kcnyon 
College 3-1 as Brooke Vaughn 
scored 2 goals anl Clyde added another. 
The field hockey team is 2-1-1 on the 



9/ 1 2/95 - The Tigers lost to Emory 3- 
0(15-5. 15-5. 15-4. 

9/14/95 - The Tigers narrowly lell to 
Covenent College 3-0(15-9. 15 13. 15- 
13) The Volleyball team is 2-5 on the 


+* Apologies to Ron Hill for calling htm 
Ron Brown in the last issue Transla- 
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Listen to Big Star and Jazzmatazz II 

n~..i—™ «*« whole insane initial interlude as Gum makes good and they work as jazz pieces with of the telles iinl 

(iuru- Jazzmatazz Volume II: 
The New Reality 
(Chrysalis/EMI Record 1 ;) 
When Guru released ihe first vol- 
ume of Jazzmatazz a couple of years 
ago, he challenged the boundaries 
of both hip-hop and jazz, Critics on 
both sides claimed that rap could 
sample jazz (as Guru's group Gang 
Stan had done) but that it would 
never be jazz. For the second vol- 
ume. Guru has enlisted Ini Kamoze, 
Branford Marsalis, Me'Shell 
N'Degeocello, Donald Byrd. and a 
h,,st of other musicians and DJs to 
again prove the critics wrong. The 
album lacks any outstanding tracks. 
M Inch is probably its greatest weak- 

ness, however, as a whole it is strong 
and grows with each listen 

The album opens with Guru's 
statement of intent to promote hip- 
hop as a force of positive change 

within the African-American com- 
munity. "Lifesaver " follows the 

Follow the Brick Road 

by Jon Shehee 

When 1 think of the Bnck Cafe. 
I think "BIG PENGUIN." This 
thought comes to mind because 
there's this big old penguin trash can 
u ith a swinging hinge for a mouth 
and a big tin garbage holder for a 
stomach at the entrance of the estab- 
lishment The wom-off paint on his 
beak and belly is quite down-homey. 
The penguin was my introduction to 
this humble, brick-laden joint as I 
walked through the threshold and 
tasted the strong-springed door that 
my companion neglected to hold 
open as 1 looked at Mr. Penguin 
while entering the restaurant. So my 
entrance into the Brick Cafe could 
he called a contrasting juxtaposition 
i -I a peaceful penguin and a dastardly 


So we went in. ordered the stuff 
at the counter, grabbed an IBC root 
beer for me and an IBC cream soda 
for my companion, and took our 
seats And the big plus on the table 
scene was that the thing did not 
wobble I hate a wobbly table And 
so I was staring at the 100 percent 
authentic bricks on the walls and 
hearing the continuous moaning ol 
a Bob Dylan album while thinking 
about what life would be like if 1 had 
I udgy chocolate soda like the one 
on the old antique sign on the genu- 
ine brick wall when our little lire- 
plug waitress burned over to the 
table with our flimsy Styroloam 
plates chock full of food She 
spouted out the required "Cm 1 get 
vou anything else." Hew back with 
a stack of napkins, anil ran away. I 
Mont get that We were the only 
people there except for these people 
eating on the plastic tables outside, 
and yet she bolted around like an H- 
bomb was coming to town and our 
food was keeping her from the fall- 
out shelter. Maybe her boyfriend 
was calling long distance or some- 

So anyhoo, once I dredged my 
Reuben sandwich oul of the 
crumbled potato chips all ovei the 
Styrofoam plate, I discovered that it 

was pretty good, aside from being 
not saucy enough foi this Reuben 
man. I like it a little on the sopping 

wet side, so that preference was not 
fulfilled, and the potato chips were 
so embedded in the corned beet that 
their flavor kept sticking their noses 
in the middle of my Reuben. Then 
after finishing half the sandwich. I 
had to break the monotony thai 
comes with all Reubens, so I took a 
bite of my dining companion's 
Caiun chicken salad. The Cajun 
chicken wasn't all that Cajun. but if 
you like Chick-Fil-A's char grilled 
chicken salad, you'll dig this Cajun 
thing. The two flavors are absolutely 
identical except for the fact that the 
Brick's is a little saltier But not to 
knock this chicken. I did dig it be- 
cause 1 dig the char grilled stuff 

The cafe offered the normal run 
of beers, and their walls really re- 
flected the fact that they carry Boars 
Head meat. About a fifth of all the 
signs scattered about the walls were 
for Boar's Head, and by golly there 
were quite a few signs around there 
But if you want good sandwich meat 
around here, stop into the Brick Cafe 
and they will sell you some by Ihe 
pound. The non-alcoholic drink se- 
lection was interesting, from Coke 
to Cappio, and you choose your own 
drinks out of the sliding glass case 
like the ones at the Tiger Pantry I 
like grabbing my own drink And 
in the spirit of Ernest Hemingway 
who judged of Ihe duration of a voy- 
age by how many shots he gulped 
down while making the trip. I try to 
measure the amount of time you 
spent by the albums you lis- 
tened to My visit was probably a 
full-album outing because we came 

in at the beginning of Dylan's "Hur- 
ricane" album and lei. during 
•Tangled up in Blue "the firs, song 

from "Blood on the Tracks 

Overall, I dig the little sandwich 
andsalad shop called theBrickCafe 
[digthe signs, the non-wobbly table, 

lhe fifteen overhead lights like the 
ones on the big REM tour, the low- 
key conversation-conducive atmo- 
sphere, and. ol course, the fal tin 
penguin with the old paint job I 
you want a sandwich that won 1 

blow you away! hatwontmake 


can't handle another Marr.o.1 grilled 

ham and cheese, hit the bnck,bab> 

initial interlude as Guru makes good 
on his promise Rapping "I come to 
give direction/ for I am the life- 
saver," he lists the obstacles African- 
Americans need to overcome w ith B 
slow groove behind him Obviously 
Guru has taken a cue from Public- 
Enemy; his lyrics are overtly politi- 
cal and militant, but they never di- 
gress into the nihilism of gangsta 
rap "Living in This World" contin- 
ues in the same vein as "Lifesaver," 
declaring that "We got a right to live/ 
without the homicide, without the 
genocide " Although critical of the 
world around him. Guru never loses 
his optimism for the future Under- 
neath all the social criticism, lies the 
desire for enlightenment for all 

Interspersed throughout the al- 
bum are "jazzaludes" by the 
Solsonics and inserts that give Guru 
another chance to express his opin- 
ions. An atypical shout-out. "For 
You" (with help from Me'Shell 
N'Degeocello on bass and Kenny 
Garrett on saxophone) is a tribute to 
Guru's parent for the guidance they 
gave him and to his friends for stand- 
ing by him. "Medicine." an ode to 
dope, offers a different path 10 en- 
lightenment, as well as a harder beat 
than found on the previous tracks. 
"Medicine" also features Donald 
Byrd on trumpet, DJ Red Handed, 
and Ini Kamoze (of "Here Comes the 
Hotstepper" fame). 

Jazzmatazz II ■ like Guru's deep 
vocals, flows smoothly from track 
to track. Its only flaw is the lack of 
any songs that leap out and grab you; 
however, the album only gets belter 
with successive listens. Gum writes 
thoughtful and insightful lyrics that 
never fall back onto the blaming and 
name calling that some gangsta rap 
can resort to. and Snoop Dogg only 
wishes that he could rhyme and rap 
as lluidly as Guru The grooves are 
mellow and laid back, sprinkled u ith 
saxophones, pianos, and trumpets. 

and they work as jazz pieces with 
Guru's vocals as ihe centerpiece 
Although not a trend setting achieve- 
ment like the first volume. 

Jazzmatazz II > s a solid hip-hop 


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In the early 1970s when Big Slat 

recorded these tWO albums, hard 
rock ruled, but this Memphis-based 
band look a chance with their tune- 
ful power-pop. They quickly faded 
into obscurity, but along with the 
Velvet Underground they set the 
stage for the post-punk explosion. 
influencing REM. the Replace- 
ments, Matthew Sweet. Guided By 
Voices, and other "alternative " 
bands. Due to their cult status, their 
first two albums were re-released 
on one CD a few years ago #1 
Record is really a collaboration 
between song-writers Alex Chilton 
and Chris Bell, hut by the time Big 
Star recorded Radio City Bell had 
left the band (and the band's song 
writing had improved dramatically I 
#1 Hr< ord does sound dated; the 
hard rock influences definitely come 
through "Feel" and In ihe street 
both have a fed Zeppelin sound, 
and "Don't Lie To Me" has more 
than its share ol cheesy Kiss/Alice 
Cooper guitar i.eks The Ballad ol 

II Goodo" shines though, guitars 
ring out. and Chilton's heart sounds 
like it's breaking as he sings i n er the 
harmonized "ahhhh"s "The India 
Song" has a Beatles, circa Sgt. 
Peppers, feel to it. as Bell and 
Chilton dream aboul moving to In- 
dia and REM obviously borrowed 
the mtro of "When My Baby's Be- 
side Me." an upbeat love song, for 
"Talk About the Passion" or Driver 
g " By the end of #1 Record . the 
hard rock overtones have been al- 
most completely vanquished 
By the time of Radio City . many 

of the Beatles influences had disap- 
peared too and had been replaced hy 
the leaner power-pop still seen to- 
day, especially in the musu ol Mai 
th,u Sweel I ife is White" does 
have a BeatleS-esque piano inter- 
lude, but it could easily have ap 
peared on Sweet's Xltered Beast 

"What's Going *hn" takes a 

melancholy turn, as Chilton exam- 
ines all his past relationships 
Star may have written the lust New 
Wave song with "You Get What You 
Deserve" e\ en d it lacks the ubiqui- 
tous synthesizers Radio Cit) ends 
with "I'm in Love With a Girl" 
w Inch, as ihe title implies, tackles the 
prevalent theme ol powei pop rela 

Both albums are a hit uneven and 
can sound dated, but there are some 
great pop songs on both ol them 

Perhaps it Big Stai had gamed a nil 

of popularity they would have grown 
into an arqazing hand, byl lhaf,ja. jus) 

speculation As u stands they laid 
the groundwork for some ol the bet- 
ter bands ol the 'S<>s and 90S and 
left behind some impressive songs 
of their own. Ayeai ortwoagothey 

also got together lor a reunion C on 
cert which was recorded and is still 
available on CD, and Alex Chilton 
continues to record and produce, al- 
beit sporadically Fans of post-punk 

and power-pop should find enough 

here lo see the roots of both move- 
ments and to enjoy BigStai for who 

they were and what they did 

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A Very Merry Unbirthday to Sewanee's Mad p.c- 
fure here assembled for tea. These lovely are often 
Sewanee's soul of wit. and even more often, of forbearance. 

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A^WA CiAitf- wc^'T' 

September 21, 1995 

More Than Feelings 

by Trace Roquemore 

First, I would like to address, in a civil mannn i ,( 
course, all or those offended by my last article.. .you over- 
sensitive, pedantic. Inflexible fools' There Is no tight oi 
wrong What you read here represents just one person 
views on the mire, waste, pig-headed, indelible thing we 
call 'the dark side." YOU have every right to disagree with 
me on every or any point - m fact, doing so will help to 
i larify youf own point of view Do you really think that 1 
mean that? [don't care what your point of view is. Asfar 
as I m concerned, Hie only point Of \ iew with any value 
mine! I mean, it's not like, all of a sudden. I'm going to saj 

-Wow [didn't see it their way, or that way." Believe me. 
I've gone through all positions of any possible thoughts of 

dissension you may have at this moment. Anyway, when it 

comes to writing, the true judge of what's "good 
what's 'bad" is the writer himself. At any rate, if you are 
going to send me hate mail, you need to spell correct l> 
"opinions" only has one "p." John Barber! I'd like to state 
that I do not claim to have great insight, humor, wisdom, or 
,i point at all lor that matter Some have labeled me: aputz. 
a scrub, a blatant sinner, a spouter ol surface Jacques 
philosophy, an unenlightened dork who thinks he i 
oppressed," etc • the list goes on and on My response is 
And? Why don't yon entertain me with your originality 
for a change. 

\\ hat if they frisked you for contamination? They 
probably wouldn't go away empty-handed. You musl ask 
yourself this question; Do you ever have fun? . because 
you're not supposed to. Theonly thing more admirable than 
enduring the prolonged mockery of observing, phlegmatic 
self-glorifying, self-righteous, sanctimonious, buzzed, lame, 
butt-munches in this society is to admit to being a con- 
stricted, lack-zest, subservient philanthropist. Oh what I 
can't do with a snow-blower and a tire jack... Imagine what 
they would say il you told them. "So far, SO good so 
what?". ..because you don't really yearn after what's good, 
do you? Hell no, you're a pig like the rest of them. heck, 
you're happy if you can get a ride to Wal-Mart to get you 
some cheese balls in a can. All right, enough clairvoyance 
for one article! 

Marriott! : I do not wish to complain about the 
food. Such practices are hackneyed and useless. However. 
I would like to note the left side of Gailor being the haven 
for such people exclaiming- "Bill Gates will rule the 
world!." and, "Cyberpunk. ..that's what I am. ..I can use all 
kinds of programs that are really cool." Do not get me 
wrong .1 eat on the left side for reasons of peace, lack ot 
unfriendly stare, and a cozy atmosphere of non-pretentious 
kids dedicated to their studies. Nevertheless, I still refuse 
to stop amusing myself over a little something: the carrots 
are labeled "carrots." the rice is labeled "rice"(jusl in case 
any of us are dubious as to the appearance of these things) 
- but the delicate and intricate mixes of color are left to our 
imagination. What? Are these recipes so spontaneous that 
the artist in the kitchen does not want to debase them with 
a label? By the way. I have no qualms with the food, but 
computers will never rule the world. 

News from psychology in Alaska: Apparently, 
the mind researchers in the leasl prominent slate have 
discovered that the bond created between two people dur- 
ing, not just sex, but conception, is stronger than ever 
realized. A sperm donor from Juneau could not stand it any 
longer when he finally tracked down the lady who had been 
artificially inseminated with his life-engendering fluid He 
told her of his sleepless nights, asked heron a date, and they 
later married. Keep this in mind as an instant aphrodisiac 
and an alternative to pheremone spray: she's easier than 
you think, pal 

The lasl bit of drab, offensive. Stupid, and prob- 
ably prone to serious argumentation, news that 1 wish 10 
diSCU9S is the fact that roles among the sexes haven I 
changed. Men never know when they are going to get sex 
I think it should be the other way around ..women should 
never know when they're going t<^ get dinner. Just give 
them B little salad on the first dale - not to let them know that 
you do like to eat - just that you're not sure if you want to 
eat with them. If enough people follow this advice, sex 
might he tiaded for food a little more freely. 


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The Daze Of Our Lives (Five Minute 

hv Tania Samman 

This year's Shake Day weekend stirred up 
the issue of drugs at Sewanee when a sophomore 
student demonstrated the use of "hard drugs" at 
this school. On Friday, September 16, the stu- 
dent involved used LSD, rumored to have been 
laced with PCP He lost touch with reality, got 
in his car, and rammed another car. Two students 
ran over to check out the scene and he began to 
fight with them. The Sewanee Police arrived on 
the scene, where another scuffle with the offic- 
ers ensued. After about half an hour, a number 
of officers were finally able to restrain the stu- 
dent and they look him to the hospital for a pos- 
sible drug overdose. The case was turned over 
to the state, as are all DU1 cases involving prop- 
erty damage, and the situation is now pending 
in court. 

Although new rumors about Sewanee's drug 
scene were inspired by this incident, an inter- 
view with the police chief of Sewanee revealed 
that this type of occurence is "extremely rare" 
He has seen an increase in the apprehension of 
drug users at Sewanee in the past couple of years, 
but believes this is due to better enforcement 
rather than an actual increase in drug use at the 
University. He generally believes that drug use 
at Sewanee is moderate, and that use at Sewanee 
is far less than at other schools 

This contrast was echoed by many students. 
There are certainly rumors about hard drug use 
at the University. Some people have heard of a 
"Cocaine Club." a group who uses cocaine ev- 
ery party weekend. And with the abolishment of 
kegs, apparently, came the foundation of drug 


Dr. Michael Battle, 
Out of Africa 

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The Police Department's stash of confiscated drug paraphernalia. Photo by Kim Burke. 

clubs, with the objective to experiment with other 
'methods of entertainment." However, most stu- 
dents, although having heard of the use of these 
hard drugs, have never seen them up here. The 
use of marijuana, which has been the subject of 
mac h administrative debate is not bo great a con- 
cern—many students remark that it is safer than 


Most students have seen an increase in the 
use of drugs since the kegs were banned, as 
"there are going to be needs for new outlets for 
stress and fun." "The more the administration 

takes away, the more students are going to re- 
sort to other substances," said another student. 
Yet despite Grundy County's reputation for mari- 
juana, which happens to be served at the most 
elite of Amsterdam's hash bars, Sewanee's drug 
problem, according to the police chief is "mod- 
erate, as is the community's." Like any school. 
Sewanee has some of all drugs, but mostly mari- 
juana, which does not seem to be a serious prob- 
lem. Many students agree- more than once stu- 
dents remarked. "Sewanee have a drug problem? 
We don't even have a drinking problem." 

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Kremlin Comes To Sewanee 

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by Travis Love 

The year was 1962 and the world's two "su- 
perpowers" stood on the bnnk of a nuclear di- 
saster. John F. Kennedy was President of the 
United States. Nikida Krushev was the leader of 
the United Soviet Socialist Republick, and they 
held our fate in their hands. A witness to the situ- 
ation in its entirety was Ambassador Oleg 
Troyanovsky. The University of the South was 
pnvelidged to have this distinguished gentleman 
speak on Monday, Oct. 2 about the events sur- 
rounding the Cuban Missile Crisis 

Oleg Troyanovsky is the son of Alexander 
Troyanovsky. the first Soviet Ambassador to the 
United Slates ( 1933- 39). When Oleg first joined 
the political world, he was a translator and served 
under Stalin. Oleg Troyanovsky has served his 
country in many capacities. He was Ambassa- 
dor to Japan from 1967- 70. Ambassador to the 
United Nations from 1977- 85. and Ambassador 
to China from 1985- 90. His talk, however, cen- 
tered around his service to Khrushchev as As- 
sistant for Foreign Policy during the Cuban Mis- 
sile Crisis 

The evening began with the presentation by 
a man who struck one more as a grandfather than 
as a former soviet dignitary. Through the course 
of the evening, he desenbed the decision to in- 
stall nuclear warheads in Cuba in April of 1962. 
and what a large scale endeavor it was In fact, it 

required the chartering of foreign vessels for the 
transportation of supplies. On October 22. 1 962. 
John F. Kennedy, after much deliberation, de- 
cided to "quarantine" Cuba with US. ships His 
use of the word "quarantine." rather than block- 
ade, demonstrated his reluctance to enter into an 
act of war. Tuesday morning, October 23. the 
Kremlin received word of the quarantine and that 
any ship crossing the line of ships would be sunk^ 
In response, the approaching ships were ordered 
,o return to home port. Troyanevsky desenbed 
how Krushchev and his advisory councel were 
up well into the early hours of the morning dis- 
missing what action they should take. They were 
asked to sleep in their offices at the Creml.n that 
night so as not to show any signs of distress. 
The next evening, they met and attended the 
opera together. 

Troyanovsky gave much credit to Senator 
Robert Kennedy and the Soviet Ambassador 
Dobryn.n for mediating this conflict. Dobryn.n 
had not been informed that Cuba was to be armed 
with warheads. Senator Kennedy informed 
Dobrynin that there were many "ho, heads on 
the U.S. side pressunng JFK. to declare war if 
the missiles were not removed. At the Kremlin. 
th ,ngs began to look gnm. Krushchev was ad- 

v.sed to seize this opportunity to put pressure on 
Ber.m. to he responded. "You want me to 
1 us ,n another mess when lm not even sure. f 
fcan get us out of this one- Finally, an agree- 

ment was reached by Senator Kennedy and 
Dobrynin. The U.S. would not attempt to invade 
Cuba if Russia would remove the warheads. This 
message was promptly broadcast across Russian 
radio to be certain that Krushchev received the 
message and that no time was lost Krushchev 
agreed and sent a letter of reply to that effect. 
However, he then learned that the U.S. had 
planned to remove missiles from Turkey before 
this incident. In an attempt to make it appear like 
a Soviet victory, he sent a second letter demand- 
ing that the U.S. remove their missiles from Tur- 
key, promise not to invade Cuba, and in return, 
he would remove his weapons from Cuba. Presi- 
dent Kennedy replied to the first letter, but acted 
as though the second letter had not been received, 
allowing Krushchev to save face, but not appear 
like a victor. On Saturday. October 27. 1962. both 
superpowers breathed a sigh of relief. 

In his closing. Troyanovsky complimented 
President Kennedy for having given Krushchev 
a way out that was not humiliating, and com- 
mended Krushchev in being wise enough not to 

Editor's note Theftve-minute biography 
is a feature revived from Purplei past, fea- 
turing the best in the U 

A well traveled pilgrim comes to Sewanee 
with the addition of one Dr. Michael Baltic, 
professor at the School of Theology 
live of North Carolina. Battle comes to 
Sewanee via South Africa where he re- 
searched with Bishop Desmond Tutu. I >t lo- 
cal distinction. Battle is apparently only the 
second African American professor to teach 
at the School of Theology. 

As an undergraduate. Battle served time 
at both Notre Dame and Duke, earning his 
B.A. at the latter. He went on to earn masters 
degrees at both Princeton and Yale, and a 
Ph.D. from Duke. 

In order to complete his Ph.D. , Baith had 
to write a dissertation: he chose to write it on 
Bishop Desmond Tutu. He lived for two years 
with 1 utu in South Africa to collect research, 
eventually joining Tutu's entourage. Hi 
tivities with the Tutu cllll included par. 
pating in civil rights marches and minister- 
ing to the people. He was ordained on Ins 
birthday by Bishop Tutu By the time Battle 
had left. South Africa had had its first demo- 
cratic elections and Nelson Mandela 

Dr. Battle feels ihai his attraction to the 
priesthood was inevitable "1 don't think thai 
there is anything else I have ever wanted to 
do, or could do." he said He relates his Strong 
desire to become a pnest to CS Lewi ^ 
ing. "You do not earn your friends: you just 
discover them walking alongside >■ 

Dr. Battle has only been in Sewane< 

this August, but says he is enjoying his wi irt 

here. He was given a one year stint at the. 

,i of Theology, and says he has hopes 

of being offered a more permanent position 

press the issue further. So ended the lecture of a 
man who possesses a wealth of knowledge of 
20th century Soviet- U.S. relations. He not only 
lived through the period, but helped orch- 
il. Sewanee was very fortunate to receive 
from OlegToryanovsky and to hear the first-hand 
account from a man who has helped shape 
today's political world. 

*Author S note: I would like to personalty thank 
Dr. Goldberg for his assistance in gathering this 

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The wildly popular Theatre Sewanee will return with their production of Ten- 
nessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie, starring Marcia Mary Cook, Annie Bond, 
Peter Letrre and Dan Rigazzi (pictured here in rehearsal). Admission is FREE 
for the performance which will run October 4-7 at 8 p. m. in Guerry Audito- 





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Friday Oct. 6. '95 Birmingham lam . For 
all who thought the words Birmingham 
and jam would never be found in the 
same sentence, let alone the same 
phrase, well, you had better duck be- 
cause the slap of Dr. John, Etta James, 
and Bela Fleck and the Flecktones is 
headed your direction. The sting fol- 
lowing the slap features Little Milton, 
Staple Singers, John Hammond, Ked', 
Mo', Ellis Marsalis — but if you do not 
recognize theses names, you are not in 
the minority. 

Oct 6-8. National Storytelling Festival . 
What better way to spend a weekend 
then with 25 of your closest "entertain- 
ing" and "dynamic" storytelling 
friends? They will be hanging out in 
Jonesborough, TN from 10 AM to 10 PM 
on the ol' holler log with a wide assort- 
ment of fairy tales and ghost stories — 
and they promise not to bore you with 
repeated reminiscing of rebellious acti- 
vates from their high school days. If you 
can tare yourself away from your 90210 
college years lifestyle, remember that 
this "fanciful fun" of "frolicking fables" 
is not free. Info call 1-800-525-4514. 

Oct 20-21. Behold, the infamous Fall 
Party Weekend creeps closer, and some 
wish that it would get off hands and 
knees and run our way; however, those 
are the same people that will be on their 
hands and knees when the bash arrives 
If you are not looking for that fifth 
puddle to splash through that weekend, 
their is hope. Some alternatives might 
be studying, sleeping (with earplugs, a 
rusr\' fan, and a loud radio), develop- 
ing those fall break pictures in the dark 
room, going to the bands and taking 


Kevin Bacon's footloosed alternative. 
For those more creative nondrinkers one 
might try name that smell on the side- 
walk, glass bottle dodge, see how many 
different from around the world you can 
collect on your shirt, or rearrange your 
suite mates furniture while he or she is 
out cold. No matter what you pick, be 
young, have fun, drink Pepsi ( it goes 
well with Rum). 

October at Red Square. Although the 
awesomeness does not equal that of 
Moscow, this musical haven does fea- 
ture the soon-to-be best of the classical 
repertoire. Beethoven, Faur£, and 
Copland — if their wondrous fingers still 
gripped the pen — might have graced 
Chattanooga's Red Square; however, 
they would have to take second billing 
to the $6 Million Dollar Band (8th), Trip- 
ping Daisy and Smoking Popes (12th), 
Day of the Iguana (20th-21st), Sexy 
Grilled Cheese (22nd), and Super Mon- 
key Boy (27th-29th). 

Sunday Oct. 22. Lanier Land Music 
Park . The thing not to do, rather, that 
which should never be picked as an al- 
ternative to normal mountain activities, 
is visit Lanier Land Music Park in 
Cumming, Ga. Why? you ask. Quite 
simply — George Jones and Tammy 

Oct. 4-7. The Glass Menagerie, li 
need an explanation, then you need an 
education It is Tennessee Williams 
What more can be said than it is directed 
by Peter Smith and features the com- 
bined talent of Marcia Mary Cook, Pe- 
ter Letrre, Annie Bond, and Dan Rigazzi. 
Free. Guerry Auditorium, 8:00 PM. 

Cheens and }eens 

Cheers to Marriot for their gener- 
osity in providing students with 
larger glasses in the B. C. Carrying 
fewer than five glasses of Coke is a 
luxury befitting dehydrated and 
thirsty scholars. 

Jeers to whoever raised a hideous 
purple and gold flag that dwarfed the 
United States banner on Thompson 
Union's flagpoles during parents 
weekend. Hopefully it was not the 
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Beating the Burglar 

by Angela Ward $ 

The car-theft scare at Hodgson last weekend, 
although proven to be a false alarm, did raise 
some questions about issues of theft and safety 
at Sewanee. While Sewanee is certainly not the 
crime capital of the South, neither is our happy 
home crime-free, although students tend to think 
it is. We leave our cars unlocked (and some- 
times running), our doors unlocked, and our 
bikes unlocked. We simply don't bother to take 
the time to lock up our stuff because, after all, 
"This is Sewanee." Despite the fact that our little 
sanctuary is neighbor an area once famous for 
automobile theft, we conveniently ignore any 
potential danger of burglary. After all, things 
rarely go missing, and when bikes, for instance, 
are taken, the crime is usually attributable to 
drunk students trying to make it home after a 
late night and too much Beast. 

Unfortunately, we are not immune to crime, 
and in fact, we all too often invite it. According 
to Deputy Assistant Chief Ernie Butner. 
"Sewanee students make themselves vulnerable. 
They leave their keys in their cars. They leave 
their CD's visible and their wallets and purses 
and cameras lying in their cars." While Officer 
Burner admits that car theft is "not on the rise," 
he claims that there are at least "three to four 
cars stolen a year," although "it varies from year 
to year." Furthermore, although Officer Butner 
claims 'Yoom theft is not on the rise either this 
year," he says that there are "a lot of thefts on 
party weekends, mostly because of visitors from 
other schools." 

Okay, so obviously theft is nolthat big of a 
problem. Nonetheless, it does happen, and if it 
happens to you, it'll seem like a pretty big prob- 
lem then. Senior Joe Underwood certainly 
knows how it feels to be victimized by thieves, 
and he still looks back bitterly to the theft of his 

red Jeep Wrangler two years ago. According to 
Mr. Underwood, he left his Jeep locked up on 
the Friday after Thanksgiving Day and returned 
the following Sunday to find his car gone and 
"the lock with a little piece of red paint chipped 
off it" in the parking space. Apparently, the thief 
or thieves, who have yet to be apprehended, 
ripped the lock and broke in the car, and actu- 
ally returned later that week to steal Junior Ja- 
son Porter's CJ-7, which had been parked next 
to Mr. Underwood's Jeep. Mr. Underwood 
claims, "I was not expecting it. All my doors 
were locked." He says, "I still feel upset and 
mad; at the time I wanted to kill the person who 
stole it." 

So, even the Sewanee Angels can't protect 
our cars, locked or unlocked, 24-7. However, 
we can help protect ourselves from the criminal 
elements by taking a few simple measures to 
make the job of the burglar a little more diffi- 
cult. The easiest and most effective method of 
defense is, of course, to simply lock up our 
things. According to Officer Burner, "It would 
really help if everybody would lock their cars 
and their valuables." Furthermore. Officer 
Butner advises students to "record the serial 
numbers on all their property." According to 
Officer Burner, "The bike stickers can be scraped 
off, so we have a hard time identifying stolen 
bikes. About fifty bikes are stolen a year, and 
we usually recover only about half of them. 
Often, we can't prove who they belong to. If 
people knew their serial numbers, it would help 

According to Mr Underwood, "The Sewanee 
Police do all they can do." However, without 
our help, we will still remain vulnerable to bur- 
glary. However minute the criminal element may 
be in Sewanee, it does exist all the same. With 
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versity, where she spent four years as a Staff 
Therapist. After leaving her alma mater. Dr. 
Rosser continued to see clients in a private prac- 
tice for five years and also taught at Middle Ten- 
nessee State University as Assistant Professor 
of Psychology for a year. Finally, Dr. Rosser 
made her way to Sewanee where she began to 
work as an adjunct professor in psychology for 
a semester until she was appointed Director of 
the University Counseling Service. Rosser came 
back to counsel college students because the 
college years are a time when students gain a 
great deal of autonomy, yet are still developing. 
One is no longer under the control of his or her 
parents. She was particularly attracted to 
Sewanee because there is a strong sense of com- 
munity here, and the students seem energetic, 
motivated and curious. 

Rosser wants to "protect the potential" of the 
students. She and her department offer indi- 
vidual counseling and a variety of other programs 
and sessions that deal with self-esteem, learning 
disabilities, interpersonal relationships, self-de- 
structive behavior, eating disorders, and so on 
The Counseling Service is a strictly confiden- 
tial operation, as they are bound by law to be, 
and Rosser and her associates do not participate 
in making disciplinary decisions. Therefore, do 
not let either of these two fears deter you from 
utilizing Sewanee counseling services. 

AMde from person to person therapy, which 
can be set up by appointment in Woods Labora- 
i. iries room 1 40. there are many other help meth- 
ods available. Some programs which help stu- 
dents cope with stress and confusion are the 
guided relaxation sessions that are conducted in 
the B.C. on Tuesdays. Wednesdays and Fridays, 

and the dream interpretation workshops that are 
held on occasion in the dorms. If you are con- 
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screening for learning disabilities or walk -in foi 
assistance in study skills from Dr. Smith from 

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a friend may have an eating disorder, which 
Rosser claims she sees more and more of these 
days, personal assistance is available. Rosser 
also has assembled an eating disorders task force 
which will plan and promote programs to edu- 
cate the campus about eating disorders and as- 
sociated dangers If you have any problem what- 
soever, Rosser advises a program called PASS, 
or Peer Assistance and Support System, which 
is made up of college students trained and certi- 
fied as peer educators PASS has a hot line which 
can be reached at cxt. 1 846. and is answered from 
8:00-10:00 weeknighls. calls will be returned if 
left during other hours. These are just some of 
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October 5, 1995 

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by Mongomery Maguire and 
Scotl Nystrom 

Parents' Weekend at Sewanee is a 
truly unique experience Perhaps the 
best part of the whole thing is that par- 
ents seem uniformly thrilled to have 
their children enrolled at this school. 
Most parents have to be at least a little 
apprehensive when they fire off that 
19.000 dollar check at the beginning 
of each year, and it is funny to watch 
them realize that it is all worth it. Of 
course many students helped their 
cause by burying the thrift store 
clothes they bought in Decherd for 
$2.50 (and normally wear around cam- 
pus with unbndled enthusiasm) in fa- 
vor of the button-downs and khakis 
(heirparentsdroppedthemoffin. One 
parent was overheard making the com- 
ment (forgive the hyperbole) "I just 
realized that my 100.000 dollars was 
worth it." Ironically, this comment 
was not made in the new gym or the 
library, but when the bagpiper showed 
up at the ATO house where students 
were drinking trash cans full of beer 
and parading around in kilts and capes 
just after noon. But his point was well 
taken — there is something really 
healthy about the social atmosphere at 
this school Students are able to inter- 
act with faculty and parents in a way 
which is uncommon. Schneisty's 
mom commented that at no other uni- 
versity of such caiiber would she have 
been able to engage in substantive 
conversation with the Provost at a 
cocktail party. But we all feel a con- 
nection with our professors which 
would be impossible at a school where 
our papers were graded by graduate 
students and we saw our professors 
only twice a week during specific lec- 
ture hours. The great part about the 
way it works here is that our collec- 
tive education never really slops when 
we leave class. We are better off ev- 
ery time we speak with one of our pro- 
fessors; luckily, it happens frequently 
We will never forget taking Milton 
together from the venerable Dr Cocke 
who said. "Scott, do you know where 
college takes place?" "Uhhh. no sir". 
was Scott's feeble reply. "All around 

you". Dr. Cocke said, explaining the 
need for students to take advantage of 
all the guest speakers and other oppor- 
tunities which are made available to 

So Parent's Weekend was its usual 
success, but we saw something over 
the weekend which reminded us of the 
single biggest failure on the part of the 
administration in the history of the 
school (except maybe the decision to 
go co-ed), the abolition of kegs. 
Wasn't it the great social scientist Dr. 
Seuss who wrote "Kegs are steel and 
full of brew/ Kegs are cold and deli- 
cious it's true!" Everyone knew it was 
a bad idea at the time that they were 
outlawed, but with the benefit of hind- 
sight, we all now know that it was 
downright dreadful. The absence of 
kegs has marred Sewanee life in three 

First of all, given the number of 
"Love your Mother" bumper-stickers 
around campus it is safe to say that 
there are many people who like to pre- 
tend to be environmentalists (never 
mind the fact that they drive their cars 
a quarter-of-a-mile to class). There is 
no question that the administration has 
never been more ecologically insen- 
sitive than the day kegs were banned. 
The amount of refuse generated by a 
party where a keg is the source of 
dnnks is only a fraction of one whose 
participants bring their own. For those 
of us who easily surpass the double- 
digit barrier in quantity, it becomes 
especially alarming. Consider the fact 
that if we go to a party and bring our 
own bottles (people do bring bottles 
despite their prohibition at parties) or 
cans, you're looking at least twenty- 
five empties by night's end. Now con- 
sider what would happen at a keg 
party. Ten minutes of combined keg- 
stands and one cup each. You don't 
have to be a member of Greenpeace 
to appreciate these numbers. The fact 
is that kegs are far more economical 
and worlds more ecological. Plus you 
don't have to spend the better part of 
Sunday extracting shards of glass from 
your feet (or elbows in Scott's case) 
The quality of social life has 
clearly deteriorated a great deal since 


by Jonathan Meiburg 


The Honor System is fostered and ad- 
ministered by the students themselves. 
The responsibility for its continued 
success is the moral obligation of each 
Sewanee man. The administration of 
the honor system is vested in a group 
of representatives duly elected by the 
student body. This group is known as 
the honor council. 

- The Sewanee Purple, 1951 

It was strange to hear the VC call 
the Honor Code into question in his 
Convocation address this year. Per- 
haps that's a bit too strong — 
he called for a reevaluation 
of the code, of the way stu- 
dents and faculty integrate it 
into their social and academic 
lives. He'd probably sensed 
some unease on this point. 
Since the beginning of this 
year, there's been an under- 
current of dissatisfaction 
with the administration of the 
Code, among students, 
among faculty, even among 
the members of the Honor 
Council itself. What's ironic 
is that the VC and the Admin- 
istration are somewhat to 
blame for this unease; more 
on that in a minute. First, 
there are some basic prob- 
lems with the Code that need 
to be addressed. 

Defining its Scope. 
The Student Handbook lists the 
range of the Honor Code as "not re- 
stricted to the Domain of the Univer- 
sity." This is impractical and much 
too vague. The Honor Code should 
be restricted to the Sewanee Commu- 
nity, taken to mean the Domain and 
anywhere else that students reside, i.e. 
off-campus housing In addition to 
this, the Code should be made to per- 
tain to academic matters only, except 
in the case of stealing others' property, 
in which case it should still apply. 
Among other things, this would elimi- 
nate the infamous "fake ID" contro- 
versy altogether. They're not an 
Honor Code offense; they're just ille- 
gal, and should be dealt as such by the 
police. This would also prevent 3/4 
of the campus from violating the Code 
each party weekend when they pre- 
sumably lie about their age to obtain 

Community to Collective 
The problem of stealing is a bit 
more complex than it first appears. 
Anyone who's been at Sewanee for 

more than a year or two can tell you 
that the amount of theft has increased. 
It's no longer safe, for example, to 
leave your bicycle unlocked. I need 
hardly mention the installation of the 
book detectors in the library. Is this 
because more people aren't following 
the Honor Code? No. What these cir- 
cumstances reflect are an unpublicized 
rise in crime perpetrated by people 
from off the Domain, and a curious 
(though hardly surprising) fact about 
Sewanee: as the number of people in- 
crease here, so will the amount of theft 
Right now Sewanee could still be cat- 
egorized as a "community," where we 
are bound to each other not simply by 
the ties of authority, but by our own 

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personal association. It's still possible 
to be on a first-name basis with most 
people here. But, as senior Matt Laney 
stated, "The closer you get to an 
anonymous victim, the closer you gel 
to things... happening." As the size of 
the school increases and it becomes 
what's known as a "collective." it will 
become much easier for theft to occur 
since you won't be stealing from your 
buddy John; you'll be stealing from 
'that guy." A way to combat this might 
be to keep the number of students 

"Administered By the Students." 
But now we come to the actual 
administration of the code, where 
some of the worst problems lie. The 
Honor Code, which is supposedly ad- 
ministered by the students, is losing 
some of its validity since it is becom- 
ing apparent that it is also the prov- 
ince of lawyers and of the Adminis- 
tration. Both can, and should, be re- 
moved from the process. According 
to rule eight in the Student Handbook, 

kegs were banned. The night people 
feel this the most is Thursday. It used 
to be that on Thursday night, at least 
one fraternity would get a keg and 
anyone on campus who had finished 
their homework and wanted to get an 
early start on the weekend could do 
so. It was one of the things that kept 
fraternities from being too exclusive 
and people didn't always hang out in 
dorm rooms with the same people. 
Now what we've got is small groups 
of people hosting room parties and 
serving pink-panty-pull-downs in the 
privacy of their dorms. It is nearly 
impossible to get a group of more than 
twenty people together under one roof 

students are allowed to claim the right 
to legal counsel during the proceed- 
ings and in the so-called "appeals pro- 
cess." This process, according to rule 
fourteen, allows for a student found 
guilty by the Honor Council to appeal 
to the VC for a sort of clemency. Af- 
ter receiving the appeal . the VC. un- 
der the present rules, can reverse the 
decision of the Council without con- 
sulting anyone, and doesn't have to 
state the reasons for his actions — thus 
placing the entire process, ultimately, 
in his lap. and the laps of the lawyers 
who can call him up and threaten suit 
on behalf of their wealthy clients. This 
has made faculty reluctant to turn stu- 
dents in. In the words of Kyle 
Sclafani, President and sev- 
eral year member of the Honor 
Council, "Some professors 
will tell you they're reluctant 
to turn in even the most open- 
and-shut case, not because the 
Honor Council is going to fall 
short, but because of how the 
Administration might fall 
short, i.e. in the appeals pro- 

We Can Put a Stop to This. 
The power to change the 
Honor Code, however, 
doesn't lie with the Adminis- 
tration. It belongs to the 
Honor Council — and to the 
student body. A revision of 
the Code has only to be ap- 
proved by a student referen- 
dum, which looks to be likely 
in the coming weeks. Sclafani 
says that he would "like to see 
legal representation eliminated from 
the code. And I don't think we should 
have to answer to anybody, period." 
If the student body can vote to remove 
the lawyers and the VC. we can af- 
firm the Code's importance and help 
to ensure its implementation. 
A "Moral Responsibility" 
Taking these actions will, of 
course, place a greater burden of re- 
sponsibility on the Honor Council, 
particularly with regard to protecting 
the rights of the accused and assum- 
ing their innocence rather than their 
guilt But it's a task they should be up 
to. As for the rest of us, we should 
remember that the Honor Code is not 
a disciplinary measure. It's a point of 
pride. It's reflected in the faculty's 
confidence in leaving the classroom 
during tests and in pledging our pa- 
pers when we turn them in; perhaps 
one day we will be able to leave our 
bicycles unlocked again. If we can put 
the Code in the hands of the students 
where it belongs, we can make the 
entire system stronger. 

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and the diversity m each place is non- 
existent The student body is becom- 
ing detached. Even Shake Day was 
less than fun. Kegs improve social 

The most frightening effect of this 
policy is the dramatic increase in par- 
ties being hosted off campus and the 
drunken driving which necessarily re- 
sults. At a school whose only alcohol 
related problem is excess, it is suicidal 
to force the parties off campus. In 
conversations with the police, it seems 
that there is a chance for the resurrec- 
Uon of kegs. At least one officer seems 
to think it is a good idea, because 
D.U.I.'s have increased significantly 

since they were banned. 

One need not even ask the police 
about statistics to know that student 
behavior has changed for the worse. 
One problem is that people start drink- 
ing and then realize they need to get 
more because there is none provided. 
One might argue that they should sim- 
ply do without, but thirsty people will 
take drastic measures. Then add the 
fact that the Market is closed early now 
and what you get is a recipe for disas- 
ter on the way to Golden Gallon. 

In conclusion. Parents Weekend 
was good. Kegs are good. Let's keep 

October 5, 1995 

The Sewanee Purple 

Page 5 


Sewanee Outraces Competition 

l,v Kimberly Smith 

Neither the cold nor the wet weather damp- 
ened the spirit of the Sewanee Canoe Team as it 
proceeded to win its 23rd title out of 25 appear- 
ances in the Southeastern Intercollegiate Canoe 
Championship. The Tournament was held on the 
Tuckaseigee River in Bryson. NC on September 
2 ;. 24. With only three previous practice trips 
lo the Hiawassee River, the Canoe team achieved 
much in the only official competition of their 
•short four week season. The Sewanee team was 
able to claim victory over Davidson, Western 
Carolina University. Warren Wilson and Furman 
in all but two of the races run during the week- 

Many honors were received by the Tigers as 
the weekend progressed. The Highest Overall 
Scorer in the Tournament for women was senior 
team captain Beth Harris, with sophomore 
Mallory Dimmit claiming the runner up posi- 

tion. For men. the Highest Overall Scorer in the 
Tournament was freshman Sam McLamb. An- 
other notable victory was that of junior Jim Uden 
who achieved the fastest slalom time in kayak 
for the day. 

The consensus of the team was that the sea- 
son was all about fun. "We were a pretty close 
knit group and had a great time just hangin' out 
around the campfire with a guitar," says sopho- 
more Missy Bennett. The team also shared some 
interesting experiences including an unprec- 
edented scare by the Bryson Police on the Sat- 
urday night of the Tournament. 

Though it will greatly miss the contributions 
of its six seniors, two of who were team cap- 
tains Beth Harris and Chris Keefer, Sewanee 
Canoe will remain strong for the upcoming sea- 
sons m the hands of the many skilled freshmen 
and the leadership of the experienced sopho- 
mores and juniors who will strive to maintain 
Sewanee's winning tradition 

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by Aidan Arney 

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The Tiger cheerleaders are stronger than they 
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from the days of two to four pom pom shaking 
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dance' This is no surprise, due to the hard work 
of Melanie Murray and Celia Holland who have 
managed, for the first time, to procure funding 
from the University The cheerleader.' respon- 
sibilities have more than doubled due lo their 
productive work ethic. They now go on away 
games, perform dazzling half-time shows, and 
pump the players up by sending them pre-game 
goodies. Captain of this year's squad, Melinie 
Murry, thinks that the student body can expect 
nothing but more improvement from these dili- 
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The Sewanee Purple 

October 5, 1995 


Sewanee Splits Home Openers *J 

by Aidan Amey 

Sewanee 20, Maryville 19 - In their first 
home game of the year our Tigers put on a show 
that will not soon be forgotten In front of a 
packed stadium. Logan and company put it to 
the Scots on their first two drives that resulted 
in touchdowns. These touchdowns were pos- 
sible only because Kent Underwood established 
the running game with 73 yards, while Stroup. 
second in the conference in passing yards, threw 
for 239 yards The first score was an eleven play 
drive that started at the Tiger 29 yard line and 
finished with an end zone strike from Jon Stroup 
to Keil Green on a broken coverage for 29 yards. 
On the subsequent drive the Tiger defense re- 
turned the favor by forcing the Scots to punt on 
their fourth play. The second dnve was a twelve 
play sequence which resulted with Stroup run- 
ning the ball in from thirteen yards out on a newly 
designed Logan play. The Scots countered this 
dnve with another four plays. 

The Scots scored two second quarter touch- 
downs of their own which created a 1 3- 1 3 dead- 
lock at the half. Sophomore Jesse Wilson con- 
tinued the fabulous performance of the defense 

with an interception to start the third quarter 
Scott Womack continued to light up on defense 
with an interception of his own on Maryville's 
next dnve. However, the Tiger offense fell into 
a lull from the second drive all the way up to the 
second dnve of the fourth quarter. At this point 
Sewanee came up with an eight play touchdown 
dnve which was the result of a fumble recovery 
by David Tudor. This created Keil Greens sec- 
ond touchdown of the game, on a twelve yard 
pass from Stroup When kicker Ward Cole put 
the extra point through the uprights Sewanee 
took a 20-13 lead, which would last for the re- 
mainder of the game. The Scouts retaliated with 
a 62 yard touchdown strike, and were in posi- 
tion to win the game with a two point conver- 
sion At this point, Jon Trussler took the game 
into his own hands and batted down what would 
have been the game winning pass. 

Sewanee 7, Centre 41- Sewanee took its 
one game win streak into its second home game 
of the season during this year's parent's week- 
end. Unfortunately, the streak came to an end 
despite a valiant effort by the Sewanee defense, 
who were on the field for over two thirds of the 
entire game. The offense was stifled for the en- 

lohn Simup hd the Tigers to a 20 19 vh ton over Maryville with Us 239passlng yards and 

three touchdowns. Photo by Lyn Hutchinson. 
tire game not putting a single point on the board. 
The only Tiger points were generated by the de- 
fense as Jon Trussler recovered a fumble and 
ran it back 65 yards for a touchdown. The de- 
fense became totally exasperated in the second 
half and yielded 24 points. This is no reflection 

of the defenses efforts, since most of the points 
were the result of six Sewanee turnovers. An 
interesting observation is that Sewanee has had 
fifteen turnovers in their three losses, and only 
one turnover in their one win. 

entire game. The ottense was suneo iui uic en- »* / «- ^^^ 

Sewanee Soccer Rides Roller Coaster 

by Clayton Haden 

- r 

Andy Nix blows by a Trinity defender for the 
Parent's Weekend crowd. Photo by Lyn 

Opportunity knocked loudly for the men's 
soccer team. In fact, it rang the doorbell, tried 
to break in through a window, and even slide 
down the chimney. Unfortunately, the Tigers 
were off impersonating a squad that had attained 
regional ranking. Before the start of conference 
games Sewanee carried a record of 4-2-1, with 
both of those losses occurring at the hands of 
regionally ranked opponents. The early strength 
of schedule hoped to prepare the team for a wild 
nde through the SCAC. a conference which has 
steadily been climbing the ladder of respectabil- 
ity, and sent nemesis Rhodes to the national tour- 
nament last year. With all this in mind, the Ti- 
gers jettisoned their way to the thriving metropo- 
lis of Danville, Ky. to face highly touted Centre 
College. Under gorgeous skies and the atten- 
tive glares of adminng fans Sewanee saw an- 
other opportunity quickly flash before its eyes. 

Sports Brief 

in the unmistakable form of a 2-0 defeat. 

From the outset, Centre controlled the pace 
of the match, yet the Tigers placed more shots 
on goal. Undeniably the ironic opportunity still 
haunts the men, as Centre actually only had two 
shots on goal in a 2-0 victory. Even in the face 
of such a difficult and emotional loss, the Ti- 
gers displayed the character that molds champi- 
ons as they returned home the next day and hand- 
ily spanked Thomas Moore 4-0. From start to 
finish Sewanee dominated the match, and team 
captain Qasim Sheikh vaulted ahead of senior 
Andy Nix as the SCAC's leading scorer. After 
the victory, the men had a whole week to rest 
their bodies and prepare for two important con- 
ference matches. 

Under the careful scrutiny and electnc atmo- 
sphere that parent's weekend provides, the Ti- 
gers squared off against Southwestern Univer- 
sity. While the result said 2-0 in favor of the 
Tigers, attendants of the game witnessed a more 

severe pounding. At the end of the match 
Sewanee had recorded over 30 shots while South- 
western could muster a very frail 4. The shutout 
marked goalie McCoy Darby's fifth of the sea- 
son, and while no one will ever accuse him of 
textbook mechanics, he's done a fine job for the 
Tigers thus far. 

The parents who were fortunate enough to 
stay for Sunday's game definitely got their 
money's worth. Unable to weather a second half 
barrage of Trinity opportunities. Sewanee fell 1 - 
0. Both teams put on a fine exhibition of soccer, 
while playing up and down for the full 90 min- 
utes. Unfortunately, with the loss the men 
dropped to 1-2 in the SCAC and 6-4-1 overall. 
As the season begins to dwindle away the Tigers 
still face plenty of formidable adversaries, each 
match generating a new opportunity for ascent. 
However, simply recognizing opportunity does 
not translate to victory, and the men have real- 
ized that no one is going to hand them anything 


9/23/95 - The Tigers defeated Maryville College 20-19 for its first win of the season. Senior Keil 
Green scored two touchdowns of passes from John Stroup who threw for 239 yards. Kent 
Underwood ran for 73 yeards 

9/30/95 . Sewanee lost its third game of the year at home against Centre. 41-7. The Tigers were 
plagued by turnovers. John Trussler scored Sewanee's only touchdown. The Tigers are 1-3. 

Men's Soccer 

9/23/95 - Sewanee Tigers lost to Centre 2-0. 

2/24/9J_- Tigers defeated Thomas More. Rob Rhoden and Luke Barrett each netted a goal and 

Quasim Sheikh added two more for the Tigers The Men's Team is 5-3-1 on the season. 

9/30/95 . Sewanee defeated Southwestern 2-0 with Brendon Bailey and Kevin Rivers sconng. 

10/1/95 - The Tigers fell to Tnn.ty 1 -0. The Tigers' record is now 6-4- 1 overall and 1 -2 in SCAC. 

Women's Soccer 

9/18/95 - The Lady Tigers lost to Lincoln-Memorial 0-4 in Harrogate. TN. 

9/23/95 - Sewanee fell to Centre College 0-4. 

9/28/95 - Sewanee routs Agnes Scott 7-0. 

9/30/95 . The Tigers lost to Southwestern 2-5 with Asha Kays and Hayes Swinney sconng. 
10/1/95 - Sewanee lost to Trinity 5-0. The team is 3-6 overall and 0-3 in the conference 

9/19/95 - The Tigers defeated David Lipscomb in Nashville 3-1 (5-15. 15-10. 15-6. 15-13) 
9/23/95 - The Volleyball defeated both M.llsaps 3-0 (15-3. 15-7. 15-2) and Oglethorpe 3-0 (15-7, 
15-5 15-7) but fell u, Centre 3- 1 (8-15. 12-15. 16-14. 12-15) at the Eastern D.v.s.onals in KY 
9/30/95 - The Tigers fell to David Lipscomb 2-3 (7-15. 7-15. 15-5. 15-8.and 17-15). Their record 
on the year is 5-7 overall and 2-1 in SCAC. 

Q/2 3/95-9/24/95 - In a four-team mini tournament. K.C. Home, Ben Jennings. Kristen lalacci. 
Jennie Coleman, and Sara Cameron each won their flight* m singles Doubles flight winners 
included Ferguson-Shep. lalacci-Nabers. Irwin-Toole, and Kinder- White 

Field Hockey 
Q/22/25 - The Tigers defeated DePauw University 3-2 in overtime Berkley Little and Kristen 
Morrissev hoih scon d in the and Kb Rafferty added the winnmggoaJ 
gfl2/22 In the firs, of two games at Berea. Sewanee defeated Hanover College 5-0 and in the 

second, the Tigers also came out on top by defeating Berea College 8-0. 

9/30/95 . Lost to DII Bellarmine College 1-0 in double-overtime. Rachel Reimer had 18 saves. 

The hockey team is now 5-2-1 on the year. 

Cross Country 
9/23/95 - Sewanee competed in the Vanderbilt International against 24 other teams. The top fe- 
male runner was Karl Palmlntler and the top male runner was Ian Cross . 
9/29/95 - In the second Sewanee Invitational, the women's team finished 1st out of five teams 
while the men finished second out of three teams. 

Varsity Schedule (10/5-10/19) 






Women's Soccer 
Field Hockey 
Field Hockey 
Men's Soccer 
Women's Soccer 
Women's Tennis 
Men's Soccer 
Women's Soccer 
Women's Tennis 
Men's Soccer 
Women's Soccer 
Cross Country 
Field Hockey 
Field Hockey 
Women's Soccer 



Opponent (H/ A) 

Ga. Wesleyan (H) 

Centre (A) 

Transylvania (A) 

Maryville Tournament (A)TBA 

Rolex Tournament (H) TBA 

Oglethorpe (H) 12:00 

Maryville Tournament (A) TBA 

Oglethorpe (H) 10:00 

Rolex Tournament (H) BA 

M.llsaps (H) 


Rolex Tournament (H) 

Tennessee Temple (A) 

Maryville (H) 

Maryville (H) 

Bast-West Div (A) 

Rhodes Invitational (A) 

Ohio Wesleyan (A) 

Earlham (A) 

Rhodes (A) 

I ast-We-St Divisional (A) TBA 

Maryvilk- 11:00 




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October 5, 1995 

The Sewanee Purple 

Page 7 


Volleyball Continues to Improve 

by Maria Marcura 

Just hours after the printing of the last edi- 
tion of The Purple, the Sewanee volleyball team 
confidently battered a hard-hitting David 
Lipscomb team on their home court. The Tigers 
attacked the Eastern Divisional Volleyball Tour- 
nament at Centre College, and came away from 
their first round of SCAC Conference play with 
a record of 2- 1 . Sewanee crushed both Millsaps 
and Oglethorpe (3-0), and gave the host team a 
scare. "We can beat Centre," said Coach Nancy 
Ladd. They'll get their chance this weekend at 
the Maryville Invitational. 

Ladd is pleased with the leadership which se- 
niors Celeste Unsworth (team captain) and Gretel 
Leslie provide for the Sewanee squad. In their 
fourth year of play together, the two exhibit a 
natural court interaction. Both seniors were 
named to a pre-season All-SCAC Conference 
Volleyball Team. 

Unsworth earned All-Tournament honors at 
the Sewanee Invitational early in September. 
Celeste's floor leadership as team captain is a 
mature blend of constructive advice, leadership 
by example, and experience along with respect 
for her teammates. 

Leslie is arguably the team's most versatile 
outside hitter. The new Sewanee offense includes 
quick options in the middle for outside hitters 
which allow Gretel to utilize the hitting skills 
which she acquired in her freshman season as a 
middle hitter. 

Kim Harvin rejoins the team as a junior after 
missing her sophomore season. Ladd remarked 
on Harvin's return, "Kim is learning fast. Her 
foot-speed in transition and her timing on the 
block are good." Originally Ladd planned to play 
Harvin only across the front row, but she has 
proven to Ladd that her talents are also needed 
in the primary defense. 

Hard-hitting Elizabeth Cunningham returns 
as a starter for the team and is capable of hitting 
down-the-line shots, which are not easily cov- 
ered by most defensive systems. Elizabeth adds 
height to the outside blocker line-up, which helps 
the middles to take away the hardest shots of the 
opposing team. 

Rachel Carlson is also a returning sophomore 
who saw a lot of playing time last season. 
"Rachel is playing great. Her anticipation is very 
good. Right now her court space is by far the 

best," commented Ladd. Her consistent serving 
performance is a big asset for a team plagued 
with errors. 

Barbara Horchert is a junior exchange stu- 
dent from Germany. Ladd says, "She is a good 
passer who is always husUing." Barb is not afraid 
to go to the floor for a ball, and she practices 
with the level of intensity required to prepare for 

Sheridan Gilkerson, a sophomore, is another 
new face on the squad. Sheridan is improving 
every week and is a great team player. Her height 
is an advantage, and as she continues to improve 
her foot-speed, court awareness, and confidence, 
she will experience increasing success 

Hanni Pfluger, a freshman, adds the height 
in the middle position that Ladd has dreamt of 
for the past two seasons. She is getting accus- 
tomed to the faster collegiate game and learning 
how to better use her height to the advantage of 
team defense as a blocker. As she gains confi- 
dence and becomes a smart and aggressive 
middle hitter. Hanni will be feared by other 
middle hitters around the conference. 

Freshman Jamie Blythe has assumed the cru- 
cial role of setter for the Tigers. "Jamie has great 
skills. She also doesn't feel the need to get a lot 
of credit when a good set is converted by a hitter 
into a kill." Jamie is a great team player; she 
chases down off target passes and goes to the 
floor to put them back into play. Jamie and the 
hitters will improve on the outcome of the hits 
as they spend more time in practice and games 
reading each others' tendencies. 

The Tigers are playing without two of their 
teammates, each of whom has two years of ex- 
perience at Sewanee under Nancy Ladd. Carry 
Yadon is a junior studying abroad this semester 
in Argentina. "Of course we would like to have 
Carry back!" Ladd exclaimed. Yadon is a com- 
petitive player interested in giving to the team 
more than in taking the credit for big plays. 

Maria Marcum, also a junior, is the other ab- 
sentee Tiger. She sustained a knee injury during 
last year's basketball season which required sur- 
gical repair. Ladd remarked, "Of course we miss 
her too. We could really use some of her quick 
middle hits in this year's offense." She added that 
Marcum anticipates to return to team play dur- 
ing the spring off-season and that, if she does 
fully recover, her future with Sewanee volley- 
ball looks bright. 

LM. Corner 


Western Conference PF 

ChiPsi(4-l) 34 

Phi A (3-2) 34 

FIJI (3-2) 52 

SAE (2-2) 26 

KA Crimson (2-3) 28 

Sigma Nu (0-5) 20 



1M Football 
Eastern Conference 

KA Gold (4-0) 
Theologs (2-2) 
Delts (2-2) 
Lambda Chi (1-4) 






Women's Cr ^«f Country (Individual) 

1 . Elizabeth Mayo (Theta Pi) 

2. Katie Hines (TKP) 

3. Sarah Van Winkle (Theta Pi) 

4. Jen Kirk (Theta Pi) 

Women's 1M F™'haMStandingS 

1, TKP (2-0) 

2. Theta Pi (1-1) 

3. Theologs (1-1) 

4. Electric Puppies (0-1) 

5 PKE(l-O) 

)U en's Cross rnuntrv (Individual) 

1 Bryan Joyner (Chi Psi) 

2. Jim Henley (Alpha Tau Omega) 

3. Jamie May (Alpha Tau Omega) 
4. Charlie Pnngle (Phi Delta Theta) 

5. Land Deleot (Phi Delta Theta) 
6. Mike Loftin (Alpha Tau Omega) 

7, Day Peake (Phi Delta Theta) 

8. Paul Atwood (Kappa Alpha) 
9 Charles Beene (Chi Psi) 

10. Clifton Clybome (Chi Psi) 

M en\ Cross r»m»ntr Y (Over-All) 

I. Alpha Tau Omega 

2. pin Delta Theta 

3 Chi Psi 

4 Kappa Alpha 

Coming soon: Men's Floor Hockey after Fall Break 

New Faces in the Athletic 

by Robbie Griffith 

Sports Editor 

Cecile Baker, originally from 
Corpus Christie, Texas comes 
from playing Division I soccer at 
Texas A & M to be the interim 
head coach of the women's soc- 
cer team. This is her first coach- 
ing position and she hopes to 
secure a permanent position 
with Sewanee, if it can best 
serve the soccer program. 
Photo by Janie Mebane. 

L| _■/ -"a 

A *_ 

'— i ■ ^r 

Shap Boyd, a Sewanee alum- 
nus ('85), joined the football 
team this year as the defensive 
line coach. He spent the last 
two years at Lycoming College 
serving as assistant coach. He 
has also had tenures at three 
other schools, including the Uni- 
versity of Kentucky. While at 
Sewanee, he was named to the 
all-conference team at free 
safety and was captain his Se- 
nior year. Photo by Janie 

Daniel Frank came to 
Sewanee this year as the quar- 
terback and running back coach 
from Alleghany College in Penn- 
sylvania. He graduated from 
Bloomsburg University in 1993 
with a degree in elementary edu- 
cation. During his years at 
Bloomsburg, Frank served as as- 
sistant coach for Bloomsburg 
High School and, in 1993, be- 
gan coaching his high school 
alma mater (Berwick High 
School). Photo by Janie 

Misty Thompson, a highly rec- 
ommended coach by the 
W.B.C.A. joined the Tigers last 
month. Thompson graduated 
from Vanderbilt in 1 993 with a 
degree in Elementary Education. 
During her stint as a Lady Com- 
modore, Thompson was on two 
Sweet 16 teams, one Final 8 
team, and one Final Four team. 
During her senior year, 
Shelbyville High School won the 
1989 National Championship. 
Photo by Janie Mebane. 

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The Sewanee Purple 

October 5, 1995 

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The Sewanee Purple 

Page 9 

Coffeehouse Percolation: 

Chattanooga's Rembrandt's, Caffe Tazza, and the Mudpie 

On Thursday, September 28 five Sewanee students made the trek to Chattanooga to explore the city's coffeehouses The three- 
establishment tour was intended to give us a frame of reference for the "coming soon" Stirling Cup. Sewanee's own coffeehouse The 
establishments were chosen because they are Chattanooga's most notorious hangouts for the caffeine-addicted and they are all 
located in a reasonable proximity to each other. (See map). Anticipating to be caffeinated and jittery at the end of the evening we 
rationed our time per establishment to approximately 45 minutes, and allowed oneself only one drink per purveyor. The tour lasted 
from eight to eleven PM. prime Java time. The following reviews represent the consensus opinion of the students who took the tour. 


Extraordinary desserts are everyday delights at 
Rembrant's. Photo by Jennie Sutton. 

A Piece of Work 

by Jennie Sutton 
Living Arts Editor 

We decided to start the caffeination at 
Rembrandt's Coffeehouse located in 
Chattanooga's Yuppie Central (River Gallery on 
High Street across from the Hunter Museum), 
acting on our hunch that yuppie-oriented es- 
tablishments close early. Our instincts were 
right. As we entered the shiny glass-and- 
chrome emporium, it was about to close. We 
were struck by the fastidiousness of the place. 
Everything was clean, the decor was calculat- 
edly eclectic— for a moment I mistook the cof- 
feehouse for the gift shop of the museum next 
door. The desserts, though, were truly works 
of art. Painstakingly produced meringues, 
cheesecakes (I would recommend indulging in 
a slice of the white chocolate macadamia nut), 
ubiquitous biscotti, and other pastries are 
complemented by the array of truffles and 
chocolate treats available by the piece/slice 
or to take home in larger quantities. 

In contrast to the impressive desserts the 
Royal Cup coffee blends served were disap- 
pointing. (Royal Cup coffee, as served in the 
B.C. and Gailor, should be familiar to Sewanee 
students. The "gourmet" blends served in the 
Pub are the same as Rembrandt's.) It seemed 
that all the effort to create an atmosphere, 
from the glowing wooden tables to the 
wannabe New-Orleans style patio, was nulli- 
fied by the uncreative coffee. Nonetheless, 
desserts and even decor earn this first stop 
on the coffeehouse tour a "green for go." 

Reiwbrant- 's 
|) C«ffe T*yy\ 

® Mudpie 

by Jonathan Meiburg 

E dit or 

The final stop on the coffeehouse tour 
brought with it an eerie feeling of deja vu. The 
Mudpie, located just across the Market Street 
bridge, resembled nothing so much as 
Sewanee's favorite haunt, Shenanigan's. 
They've got an uneven floor and big windows 
in front; they've got an oddball collection of 
art and yard-sale junk on the walls; they've 
got Dead CDs blaring inside (and out on the 
back porch); and the whole place reeks of 
pizza and beer. There are some charming 
touches to the place, including a wall of maga- 
zines available for purchase bearing the inscrip- 
CANE YOU", a set of framed dentist's tools 
near the cash register, and some comfy chairs 
near the front, but on the whole the place feels 
a little too familiar. For those who want food 
more like Mom's on a good day, the Mudpie 
serves sandwiches, salads, soups and the stan- 
dard Shenaniland's fare. The coffee, inciden- 
tally, was quite satisfactory, and the hot 
chocolate was excellent, as was the choco- 
late cake, but if you're looking for a change of 
pace, don't bother, unless you can't get 
enough of being served by boys wearing kha- 
kis and baseball caps. 

Even Shenanigan's by another name smells the tame 
Photo by Jennie Sutton. 


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Through Harleys and high-schoolers the gauntlet is north the run 
for the good coffee at Caffe Tazza. Photo by Jonathan Meiburg, 

Homey Home of the Hip 

by Jon Shehee 

Caffe Tazza is pretty 
cool. It was the second 
stop of our tour, and I 
knew it would it at least 
kind of rock as I ap- 
proached this little 
squarish brick joint and 
saw a group of about five 
skater coolsters sitting 
on benches and at the 
sidewalk tables. They 
wore the traditional 
twelve-sizes-too-laree Former editor Aaron McCullough and former 

skater jeans and gave my Uvin 8 Arts flii,or Jim Hewe " wen s P otted 
companions and I the enjoying then Java. Photo by Jonathan Meiburg. 

perfunctory skater glare as we walked in The place was hip if you dig hip. 
Signs for upcoming plays and shows were posted, old 80s Rolling Stone mags 
were lying around the on the tables, and there was even a little Macintosh with 

a modem for the Internet on the 
countertop by the window where we 
sat were sat. Tazza was not absolutely, 
unadulteratedly hip, because their mo- 
dem was on the fritz, and no true 
modernite is allowed to leave the 
Internet for even an instant. I got a 
steamer, which is a cup of warm milk 
spiced up with whatever flavor syrup 
you might desire. It was smooth and 
steamy on the way down. The normal 
run of cappuccinos and espressos was 
offered, but since I was already on my way to getting totally wired and wide- 
eyed. I stuck to the light stuff. While 1 was sipping this comforting concoc- 
tion, one of my companions and I inadvertently proved to the world that this 
place was happening and non-sterile: we talked Kerouac. We actually dis- 
cussed On the Road while sipping coffee house beverages and eating coffee 
house cake, (a good tiramisu, I might 
add). What a coffee house moment! 
However, Jack would have probably 
cursed this place because the coffee is 
now The Thing But I'm not Jack, and 
I don't want to spit on the place for 
having hackneyed hipness because it 
was the only one of the three that night 
which succeeded in giving us a warm, 
conversation-conducive environment 
along with good beverages. Jon says 
the best of the three. 

Dweebs on Dates: computers make 
going for coffee more comfortable. 
Photo by Jonathan Meiburg. 

(Serve yourself) Photo by Jonathan 

Page 10 

The Sewanee Purple 

October 5, 1995 


Gallery Restores Oertel's Fame 

by Chadwick Wall 

After an estimated total expense of $ 1 6,000, 
two years of accumulation and restoration, and 
the diligent organization and supervision by Dr. 
Steven M Vroom. the University Gallery is now 
hosting the long-awaited exhibit. "The Roman- 
tic Vision of Johannes Adam Simon Oertel". 
What began as a highly interesting idea by 
Sewanee slide librarian Evelyn Patterson two 
years ago has blossomed into a very thought- 
provoking exhibit featuring paintings and steel 
engravings. On its opening on September 24, 
the Gallery boasted a high turn-out. Viewers 
were greeted by a quartet of local musicians and 
table of refreshments. Although only one-fourth 
to half of all known Oertel works are accounted 
for. all the works exhibited at the Gallery are 
University owned, except for two privately 
owned paintings belonging to Sewanee English 

professor William T. Cocke III. 

During the few days after I attended the open- 
ing. 1 found myself continuously recalling the art 
of the enigmatic, driven Oertel. Superimposed 
upon images of his art, I envisioned scenes from 
his life All of them mirrored the meditative na- 
ture often associated with Oertel and his work. 
Many of these scenes exuded the pervasive 
moods of loneliness and anguish Oertel endured 
throughout much of his exile in America. His art 
transfixed me, and successfully aligned all my 
thoughts and feelings in unison with the thoughts 
and feelings portrayed by the artist. 

Oertel, however, obviously lacks the consum- 
mate assembly of artistic skills necessary to 
achieve sublimity in any sense, much less great 
art Oertel does not wrench us in his grasp and 
uplift us, but only stills and sometimes paralyzes 
us. Oertel does possess one of these strengths to 
an advanced degree: unity in theme, emotion, and 
(more loosely) expression. 
In how many artists do we 
witness such unity as in 
Oertel? Out of the Roman- 
tics, only the English paint- 
ers and engravers Flaxman 
and Blake come to mind. All 
three artists exhibit marked 
influence by the Swedish 
Protestant theologian 
Emanuel Swedenborg, and 
we see this influence di- 
rectly in Oertel's depictions 
of biblical characters. 

In his depictions of 
aged men we can most 
clearly note Oertel's emo- 

Threesome: Sewanee faculty performed as a tireless trio at the 
gallery opening. Photo by Annelies Echols. 

K2:Not Rappelling 

by Jeremiah Murphy 

Could any play not be good with lines like, 
"we're gonna beat this mother?" K-2 had it 
all. no holds barred The play contained 
cussing, death defying stunts, snappy repar- 
tee, philosophy, a brief physics lecture, a fiery 
diatribe on society, stalwart acting, fearless 
heroics, and a stark message about life and 
death. Bill Baker, Bruce Scott, Edward Carlos. 
Dionysius and Company, and the crew put to- 
gether a piece of 
high class drama. 

The play is 
about three charac- 
ters Harold (Bill 
Baker) is the lib- 
eral, educated, 
level-headed guy 
who's also an ac- 
complished con- 
versationalist. Then 
there's Taylor 
(Bruce Scott), the 
right-wing, district 
you don't really 
want to be stranded 

on a mountain with. And finally, there's K-2 
(as portrayed by our own Morgan's Steep), the 
mountain itself, as well as a killer metaphor, 
which is in the Himalayas. 

Here is the gist of the plot. Harold and 
Taylor climb K-2 as a team in a contest to see 
which team can reach the summn first They 
would have won except, oops. Harold broke 
his leg. So, Taylor pulls Harold up on a ledge 
and the two plan how to climb down. Unfor- 
tunately Taylor forgets to pack an extra rope. 

The pair is stranded (and the Professor and 
Mary Anne are nowhere in sight). As the two 
plan Harold talks about science and God and 
about his pregnant wife, college and life. The 
two eventually get in an argument about soci- 
ety. And Taylor cusses a lot, runs around 
screaming, makes some racist remarks, climbs 
around, and takes off his shirt. The play con- 
tinues with Harold and Taylor arguing about 
how to get down And it ends with Harold 
sacarificing his life for Taylor. 

So, what's the 
point? Patrick 
Meyers did a 
good job in writ- 
ing K-2. The dia- 
logue is the heart 
of the play and the 
actors did a good 
job of delivering 
their lines with 
dramatic inten- 
sity, holding the 
audience's atten- 
tion. The point of 
the play to me 
was life itself. 
Being here at 
Sewanee where mostly everyone dresses up 
and engages in cocktail chatter, it's easy to for- 
get what life's about. Seeing K-2 made me 
realize how trivial my day to day routine is 
compared to life and death issues, the "quarks** 
of life. K-2 reminded me that life is about 
friendship and the company of others. While. 
death, on the other hand, is either about rebirth 
for those who see life for what it is or a slow 
decay for those who are blinded by all of life's 
pretty decorations. 

Sophomore Bill Baker srlhes a dramatic pose while 
performing in K-2. Photo by Annelies Echols 

Katherine Kellogg, Katherine Fields. Sarah Tuton, and friends consider one of Oertel's large 
works. Photo by Annelies Echols. 

tional power and method of expression. Often 
such figures lay bare the contents of their souls 
just by the looks in their eyes. This is one of the 
most highly distinguished aspects of Oertel's 
technique. In most of these glances. Oertel 
evokes incredible weariness and final accep- 
tance of fate. In its greatest sense, this is em- 
bodied in "Charlemagne" The middle phase of 
Oertel's artistic career expresses a looming 
mood of despair and doubt, which is present 
ironically in many of his religious paintings. 
During his final phase, there is a serenity, a re- 
turn to faith. In both phases, we can observe the 
same noble face common throughout Oertel's 

portrayal of old Hebrew patriarchs, Nordic kings, 
and Christian saints. After close scrutiny of pho- 
tographs of Oertel during his later years, and per- 
haps even of his haunting self-portrait, one dis- 
covers the same face throughout. Here lies 
Oertel's autobiographical imprint on his art. 
When studying these faces in the paintings, we 
witness none other than the torrentous struggle 
of the artist (and minister) to purge his own soul 
of doubt, of inconstancy, and of despair. It is only 
through the eyes of these central figures that the 
audience may enter the dominion of the creator 
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SPAS Brings 
Soprano Dawn 
Upshaw to the 
Mountain . 

Plug into Son Volt and Hole 

by Chris Shoemaker 

As Dawn Upshaw and her pianist, Margo 
Garret, walked onto Guerry stage, an expectant 
hush fell over the crowd of spectators. The 
world-renowned soprano casually centered her- 
self in front of the piano and without introduc- 
tion filled the auditorium with her resonating 
voice. Dawn Upshaw is no ordinary singer. A 
member of the Metropolitan Opera by 1984. she 
has had major roles in five operas to date. Be- 
sides performing for conductors such as Mehta. 
Salonen. and Sinopoli she has worked with sev- 
eral of the world S most famous orchestras. 
Upshaw does nol limit herself solely to opera, 
though Her talent and hard work have won her 
two Grammies, one in 1989 for her First solo 
album, and another in 1991 for her second solo 
album. Ttu- Girl With Orange Lips She also 
performs selections ranging from classical to 
Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson. 

Bom in Nashville. Upshaw's interest in mu- 
sic began at an early age "At age five 1 was 
singing folk music with my parents and my sis 
iers for elementary school children.'* she ex- 
plains. This early introduction to music led her 
to attend Weslyean University in Illinois for an 
undergraduate degree in music, and then on to 
receive her masters degree at the Manhattan 
School of Music in New York. In 1984, James 
Levine asked her to join the Metropolitan Op- 
era, and from that point her career in music was 

Upshaw refuses to let fame consume her life, 
though. She has a five-year-old daughter and a 
one-year-old son. who "won't attend my con- 
certs because they think they're bonng." She 
extended her friendship to Sewanee students and 
faculty by talking with them after her Monday 
night rehearsals and then "experiencing Shenani- 

Her performance here on the Domain was 
no exception to her usual excellence. Her first 
selections from The Vasnier Songbook show- 
cased her soprano range The audience did not 
need the English translations provided m the 
programs lo understand what Upshaw translated 

lj through h "Mandoline wases 

ialh upbeai while Coquettene postnurne 
h ed one dmost to the point of a dreamlike 

The second half of theshowwasjustaspleas- eso.thentbefirsl Herselecttons 

,- ro n> oplmd'sTwelvepoe, 

jly well done Deal 
Marc , md'Therecameawindhke 

by John Molinaro 

Hole- Ask For lt(EP) 
(Caroline Records) 
On the heels of their controversy-studded spot 
on Lollapalooza and hit album Uve Through 
This , Courtney Love and company have released 
this six-song EP of covers, live tracks, and one 
new song Once again the Courtney Love Show 
has guaranteed their spot in the lime light by 
provoking middle America; the cover of the al- 
bum features a close up photograph of a suicide 
attempt < via slit wnsts) In many ways this cover 
is a manifestation of Hole, for better or worse 
Hole, commendably. tackles very real and very 
tough social problems, but the delivery can leave 
much to be desired-often it is cheap, melodra- 
matic, and tasteless. 

Although Nirvana comparisons are unfair. 
Love draws them down upon herself; like 
Nirvana's Unplugged. Hole's Ask For It fea- 
tures an acoustic version of one of their hits and 
several covers of her favorite bands. Beneath 
the snarling guitars and Courtney's screams 
hides a pop song, and the lyrics, although filled 
with venom, are a insightful expression of de- 
pression and self loathing. The Velvet 
Underground's "Pale Blue Eyes." unfortunately 
does not fare as well. Predictably. Love trashes 
the song. The original version was Lou Reed's 
detached condemnation of a lover; Love has tried 
to sing the song from the woman's point of view, 
replacing the cool detachment with rage The 
song, however, ends up sounding thin and weak, 
as if the hatred came from Love's helplessness 
rather than her strength. "Forming/Hot Choco- 
late Boy" is a medley of a Germs song (the 
granddaddy of L.A.'s punk scene). "Forming." 
and a Beat Happening song (the founders ol K 
Records, a cornerstone ot the NW indie/punk 
scene) "Hot Chocolate Boy" Lasting onlj a 
minute and a half, it's over before it reall) be- 


The live version of "Violet," from the lohn 
Peel BBC radio show sounds pretty good but 
there is little to distinguish it from the studio 
version Then there is "Doll Parts"' unplugged 
(also from the John Peel show i. Unlike the Nir- 
vana unplugged set. where Cobain \ voice could 
capture all the emotions lost by the absence of 
noise. Love's voice is jUSl not strong enough to 
cairj il off. Ask For It does not contribute 
much to the history of punk rock, but true Hole 
fans may find enough here to satiate them, es- 
pe< i ally if they missed Love live (and often bare 
chested) at Lollapalooza. 

Son Volt- Trace 

(Warner Bros. Records) 

Uncle Tupelo were perhaps one of the most in- 

a bugle" showcased her expressive face and body 
movements The familiar poems set to music 
were upbeat as well as entertaining Her rendi- 
tion of "The Chariot" gave the poem a contem- 
plative rather than melancholy tone 

To close. Upshaw sang choices from Ruth 
Crawford Seeger and Alban Berg Her pertor 
mance of "Home Thoughts" by Seeger. spoke 
sweetly of memories of a lost love; however. 
Upshaw's disturbing tone leaned more toward 
anger and vengeance The final songs by Berg 
were sung m German Upshaw reiterated her 
pasp of other languages and her ability to trans- 
late theu meaning to her audience 

Although the performer's monologues be- 
tween sets were rehearsed and la.rly dry. her 

explanations of songs were clear and well 1 spo- 
ken The applause of the audience brought her 

outfortwoencores both of which were well re- 

!,, final Bit "I Wish 1- Were 

led the more casual sidi 
.„„!, onse from the au- 


novative bands of the last decade, but they broke 
up right after their first majoi label album was 
released. Most of Uncle Tupelo went on to re- 
lease an album earlier this year and to tour ;l s 
Wilco. Tupelo's co-singer, song-wnler. and gui- 
tarist Jay Farrar went off on his own and formed 
Son Volt with some friends he had met over the 
years. With the release of Trace , their first al- 
bum, it seems obvious who was the guiding light 
in Tupelo Wilco's AM. was a decent roots- 
rock album, but it just fell flat, while Trace is 
lovely. Son Volt has moved away from most of 
the punk and folk aspects that Farrar explored 
with Tupelo to take a more straight forward roots 
rock approach. However, this is not a Bruce 
Springsteen or a John Mellencamp album. Farrar 
perfectly captures the desolation and desperation 
of the Midwest 

Son Volt has a disimei and unclassifiable 
sound (for a standard issue guitar-bass-drum kit 
lour man rock band) filZZJ guitars and pedal steel 
mesh with banjos, fiddles, and a dobro thrown 
in for good measure all topped off by Farrar's 
gruff and mournful, yet melodic vocals 

The album opens with two of the sirongest 
tracks Windfall" and "Live Free" "Windfall' 
sets the lone ol (he album, describing a traveler 

on a country highwaj al nighi looking foi heaven 

on the radio, as Farrar sings "May the wind take 
your troubles away" while the fiddles ami Steel 

guitars dominate the song On "Live Free," the 
feedback kicks in, but it never overpowers the 
lyrics or the other instruments as it can on a punk 
album Farrar reminisces about a former love or 
,in old friend and dreams of what he/she must 
be like now and what their lives will be like one 
daj if they ever find each other agon On 
i >,<.\\ n i arrai sings "Half the trouble -■ in the 

asking / faking chances with no intent ol mak 
mg a killing/ Too much living is no Wi 

mourns those who live isolated from the 

world because they don't have the C0U 

real h out and make contact with those around 


hoi <■ could very well be one ol the best al- 
bumsot 1995 and Son Volt is definitely one of 
the most promising new bands of the year Per 
haps, although regrettably, Uncle lupelo had run 
theii course, hut luckily Jay Farrai is nowhere 
near finished His lyrics capture feelings ol long 
ing and loneliness perfectly without sentimen- 
talizing them. The music itself can only be de- 
scribed as beautiful- a mix of urban and rural 
styles that is distinctly the America about which 
he is writing. 

Also Recommended. . . 

Urge Overkill- Exit the Dragon Willi their 

second major label release. Urge Overkill mas 

tm alls become the rock gods that they always 
thought they were. Gone are the indie lounge 

I pretensions; enter a leaner, hardei n 
ing sound (reminiscent of man power 

ballad bands). 

Kavkwon- Only Built 4 Cuban I ii 
Raekwon, also known as the Clin 

graduate of Staten Island's Wu-Tang Clan, ar* 
guably the roost talented pos fcstarap- 

per.' currently recording The R. 

trades barbs with Ghosi I Ira, ihi 

Method M.m. and other members ol die Clan 

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The Twistings of a Receiver of 
Rantings..The Causes of Discolored Meat 

by TVacc Roqucmore ^ 

As if youT mind were Is, As if your whole being were 
is. You wonder why you can't admire yourself as much as you do other 
people. Well, seems to me you're just lookin' over the fence too much. A 
little delusion never hurt anyone. Sometimes you content yourself with 
the thought: "Well, I know how to explain everything, if only I 
understood... or. I understand everything, if only 1 knew how to express it" 
But then again, a B- is a B-...or if you're one of those challenged in the 
arena of achievement a D is a D. Why work, when you hate reality. Don't 
get me wrong, nothing is wrong. To try to describe the fun and experience 
which Sewanee provides would do the serenity of tt all some 
injustice., .except for those who believe that the more successful simply 
take longer to be stupid. If you have no idea what I'm talking about there 
usually seems to be an abundance of people around with the right ideas - so 
why should I have any? Shouldn't my quest simply be to recognize good 
instruction, and be an apt follower? Still, I am growing ever- increasingly 
less and less fond of "the Cranberries," that chord for youngsters so op- 
pressed, not even their mommies will buy them underoos. I mean, any 
band which names itself after a laxative fruit my grandmother used to eat 
RAW deserves about as much success as the Carter Presidency. No, really, 
it's just that grating, pre-menstrual, sobbing, altruistic -for- world-pain voices 
get to me as they whine about the tanks and bombs while they're over in 
America smoking weed with thirteen-year-old runaways. The only route 
to redemption for the lead singer of this band, in my mind, would be if she 
actually was generous. 

Well, the proposal is to enjoy school while you can. because next come 
the four D's: engagement, marriage, children, and death! To be rhetorical, 
I have no inspiration of what to say to you. Ignore those feelings of love 
you may have for fellow people... they will pass with time. Friends for 
life? With that in mind, I'll confide in you. I do not have any convictions 
about how to live, foster health, or humor. I discovered this technique 
some would call "not thinking," simply being. I'm 100% sure that you 
have done this before. Perhaps you feel this way now. Maybe everyone 
always feels this way. The only problem is that. and I don't want to forget 
these people... but, one must participate in his "necessary requirement'Ther 
"cute" English classes. Being a music/philosophy major. I used to wear a 
walkman to English class. This is parallel to the fact that the members of 
the Manson Trial Parole Board should wear walkmans .."oh yeab chuck, 
we'll be with you in a minute " Then again. I could be wrong. I'm not 
saying that books are good or bad, but I don't think you've ever had the 
chance to find out for yourself what they're all about. Ok, so you used to 
get B's in the Ivanhoe tests and A minuses in the Silas Mamers...theTi you 
wonder why you flunked the hamlet exams. Well, that's because one hoe 
and one lass do not make a spear- the same way two wrongs do not make a 
throng. Now that you've been through life, why don't you start again. You 
could try with a telephone book, or wonder woman, or perhaps Catcher in 
the Rye. They're all the same, and everybody has their hat on backwards 
throughout the stories. I make choices every day according to my lusts and 
fears. One thing you will agree with: Nietzsche and Oral Roberts agree on 
one thing: the human passions are a problem to deal with. The Christian 
Panacea should be kept on the refrigerator: Have a headache?.. .go to Benny 
Hinn. If you're not a suscriber to the one-man blessed theory, hold your 
breath and eat it... you need the protein. _ 

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On a beautiful Sewanee after- 
noon, Fred decided to have 
some fun. 

Fred bought a keg and brought it to 
liis room, and shared libations with a 

few close friends. 

v red also thought it would be fun if 
ihey partook of a little weed. "After 
all," he said, "I might have to drive 

later. This'll help." 

Andthat'sexactlywhathedid. Stoned 
Fred took off with his beer for Cravens 
Hall, hoping to find a party. 

What he found instead was a fight. 
Fred gave a belligerent Sewanee lad 
an up-close-and-personal experience 
with a trash can. 

Fred went a little too far. Officer 
Tony gave Fred an up-close-and-per- 
sonal experience with the hood of his 
police car. He took Fred to the Joint 
and turned him in to the Discipline 


Read the next exciting issue of the 

FurpU and find out 

Danger in the Dining Halls 

by Angela Ward 

The past week's been a rough one tor 
Marriott (not to mention students on the din- 
ing plan), with a near explosion in the Gailor 
Dining Hall and a maggot attack in the 

Ms. Peek was just finishing up a 
cone when Ms. Yahng ran to her 
screaming "Oh my God, don't 
eat the yogurt! There's maggots 
in the machine!" 

Bishop's Common yogurt machine. On the 
evening of Sunday the 23rd, students din- 
ing in the B.C. discovered maggots crawl- 
ing in one side of the yogurt machine. The 
following morning the entire Gailor Din- 
ing Hall was evacuated when a worker from 
Physical Plant discovered that the "glow- 
ing red" boiler was potentially explosive. 

According to sophomore Becca Peek, 
who noticed that the yogurt was a "funny 
color" and actually tasted "kinda funny" 
Sunday night. "Only one side of the yogurt 
machine was working Sunday night, and 
there were maggots in the other side." Ms. 
Peek was just finishing up a cone of the odd- 
tasting treat when freshman Michelle Yahng 
came up to her screaming, "Oh my God, 
don't eat the yogurt! There's maggots m 
the machine!" Ms. Peek followed Ms 
Yahng to the machine to see the insects for 
herself, after which she headed directly for 
the restroom. 

Director of Resident Dining Rob 
Durham claims that after investigating the 
incident himself, he concludes, "There had 

to be a piece of meat inside the holding area 
on the side of the machine. "A piece of meal 
had to have been put in there mali( iouslj 
According to Mr Durham, "I don't know 
the gestation period for the insect, but I do 
know that the machine was broken down 
and cleaned by a repair man on the 17th. 
So the bugs were supposedly there five 
days." However. Mr. Durham claims, 'The 
whole machine is refrigerated down to at 
least 40 degrees, and it's 28 degrees in the 
part where the yogurt freezes. That type of 
parasite needs heat. I'm not accusing any- 
body, but there's no way." 

Nonetheless, Mr. Durham apologizes for 
the incident and claims that measures are 
now being taken to ensure the problem is 
not repeated. According to Mr. Durham, 
"Here's what we're doing. The machine has 
been totally stripped, sanitized, and cleaned, 
and they're now cleaning and sanitizing the 
machine nightly" However, Ms Peek 
points out, "The guy in the B.C. said they 
were cleaning the machine two or three 
times a week before, and now they're do- 
ing it nightly. Shouldn't they have been 
doing that all along?" 

On a more dramatic, though less disgust- 
ing, note, Doug Lowe, the "front-of-lhe- 
house" manager in Gailor, claims. "We 
could' ve lost half of the whole building" on 
Monday morning when the metal boiler 
reached a "glowing red " According to Mr. 
Lowe. "As far as getting to the- gas lines, 
the damage could' ve been anything There 
could have been a number of deaths because 
of the gas lines" In fact, Mr. Lowe says, 
"I'm surprised it didn't explode with all tin- 
people working and eating ." He admits. "It 

scared the life out ol mi 

The problem occured when the pressure 
relief valve on the boilei did nol 
proper!) due to "smut- defect." The pres- 
sure was therefore able to build up SUffi 
ciently enough to "tiet the metal to a glow- 
ing red" in the boilei Consequently, Mi 
Lowe claims. "II a drop of water had just 
touched 1 1 1 1- metal it would have cracked 
like glass and exploded." 

Fortunately. Mr Lowe contacted Physi- 
cal Plant after an employee noticed that there 
was no steam, and the worker who was sent 
to investigate discovered the problem. I [i ra 
ever, according to Mr. Lowe, it was actl) 
ally a student living in Gailor who called 
the fire department, which then evacuated 

"I'm surprised (the boiler] 
didn't explode with all the 
people working and eating. It 
scared the life out of me." 
— Mr. Doug Lowe, 
Gailor Manager 

the building. Gailor did not reopen until 
dinner that evening Mr Lowe claims thai 
Marriott is now in the process of installing 
a fire alarm system in the boiler and re. on 
strutting the "whole thing 

Obviously, Marriott witnessed its share 
oi difficulties tins p.isi week, and diners theii 
share ol discomforl (and danger) Vet. Mr. 

Durham claims thai .is far as the boiler's 

concerned, "It's fixed and as far as the 
maggots go, "We it* extremely sorry that 
anyone had to be exposed to that situation 

Ridiculosity Prevails at Sewanee 

by Warren Holt 

A young man sits in front of the Delt 
house at 1 1 O'clock on Saturday night. 
With a beer in his hand, and probably 
twenty in him, he is waiting. He waits nei- 
ther for his buddies to return to the party 
nor for a young lady to converse with. He 
is waiting for God. As he fluidly leans on 
the sofa it happens; his transcendental ex- 
perience. God shines down. Riling the 
young man's head with nothing more than 
nothing. There is nothing to say other than. 
"I can not believe how drunk I am." This 
isn't a childish bark of communication to 
his friends, but a profound intellectual judg- 
ment on his gloriously impaired state This 
epitomizes one of the most powerful expe- 
riences of revelry and intoxication that one 
can have during the magical time of Fall 
Party Weekend. 

Last weekend had every kind of part) 
every kind of social triumph, every kind , i| 
social injustice, and everything ridiculous 
Of course. But surprisingly, all these ri- 
diculous occurrences were not deliberate 
and spontaneous. They were negotiated and 
then planned economicall) due to antici- 
pation. Only two evening parties wet 
vertised for Friday, but even more loony, 
there was only one party advertised for Sat- 

Alumni and students mingle on the KA lawn during one oj the more sedate moments oj 

Fall Part\ Weekend. Photo by Kate Ravenel. 

urdaj night. It became a juggernautal party 
formed b> a cartel of the ATOs, the KAs, 
the IhetaPis. theTKPs. andtheli|is Why 
bother to compete with that? Think about 
it, one party on party weekend 01 course it 
was huge, and people were exuberantly lin- 
ing up down to University Avenue to hear a 

mediocre band. Fraternities were terrified 

ol throwing an uncompetitive party, and 
were forced to bow to this joint venture. If 
you i .in i beat "em join 'era I was im- 
pressed In the three people thai collapsed 
on top of me monk a hall hour at this party 

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Anne Bitdros 
ATO after 
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students gave 
their time to 
worthy causes* 
including this 
housing project 
on Sewanee 
Make A 

Difference Day. 
Photo by 

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"What to do when there's nothing to do on the Domain" 

Compiled by Josh McNeil 

Nov. 12. The Mass ed Bands of Her an j they're behind those little gnu- 
Majesty's Household Cavalry. The heads that popped up all over cam- 
I ifeg uards and The Blue Royals, p US this week. Warren Holt will 
together with The Black Watch, p en starting at 9 p.m. Food and 
Pipes, Drums and Hi ghland Dane- "Mock-tails" will be provided by 
ers . Exciting to see and to say three BACCHUS, 
times really fast. The Household 

Cavalry, the last mounted Regi- Nov. 18 The First Annual Moun - 
ments of the British Army(or cavalry tain Top Ball . "Pass the word. . . this 
element of Her Majesty Queen Eliza- promises to be a very fun event for 
beth DCs "guards") and The Black eve ryone," but, like a friend telling 
Watch, the senior Highland you about your, blind date, we are 
Regiment(upholding the statement not going to give you more informa- 
nt it's not Scottish, it's crap") will non man that. For all we know, this 
salute the fiftieth anniversary of the CO uld just be an extended class ses- 
end of World War II with a "spec- s j on m which we need to "think 
tacular show of unsurpassed pag- aDO ut our outfits." What the heck 
eantry and glorious sound." Perfor- are we suppose to wear, and who 
mancebeginsat3p.m.atTPAC and should we take? No matter what 
tickets range from $15-$25. 

information is concealed, you 
should still attend. The Ball will be 
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The Sewanee Purple 

Page 3 


Leading Our Leaders: An Interview With William Raspberry 

by Michael Cooke 

Editor's Note: William Raspberry, re- 
nowned columnist for the Washington Post 
and honorary degree recipient, gave an en- 
gaging address to the Sewanee Community 
at the Founder's Day Convocation cer- 
emony. He mused on what he sees as an 
emerging "culture of difference" in the 
United States and focused on the problems 
that it brings to a university. Purple reporter 
Michael Cooke spoke with Mr. Raspberry 
after the service about campus and national 
politics, the need for better dia- 
/, tgue, and his hopes for the future. 

MC. Andrew Hacker came to 
Sewanee last year and he talked 
ahout de facto segregation and 
the feeling of estrangement be- 
tween the races. Do you think 
that estrangement is worsening 
and, if so, do you see a chance 
for restorative dialogue? 

WR. 1 see a chance for restora- 
tion, but I don't see much effort at 
the restoration, principally because 
we are still in a phase where too 
many of our faction leaders believe 
that withdrawing is the thing to do. 
Our differences get emphasized as 
if our difference is the key thing 
about us. It's very interesting that 
some of the language and a lot of 
the attitude and posturing of today 
looks and sounds a good deal like 
that of 60's. But there is this dif- 
ference — in the 60's we were very 
much intent on making the point that ex- 
cept for the color of our skin, we were all 
pretty much the same people. In more re- 
cent years we've come to put such an em- 

phasis on difference that we almost want to 
deny similarity, and it's very difficult under 
those circumstances to come together even 
to talk about things. We really haven't had 
a conversation about race and color in a good 
long time and it's desperately needed. 

MC. Many of today's political topics, 
such as welfare reform and crime, have 
racial undercurrents, hut do you see any 
of the mainstream political figures ad- 
dressing racism directly? 

problems with welfare, with criminal jus- 
tice, with education, with all these things 
that people are complaining about. When 
you don't trust the good faith of the people 
making these arguments you tend not to 
want to concede any point of theirs. Con- 
servatives tend not to accept any of the lib- 
eral talk about getting at root causes, for in- 
stance Conservatives won't accept that be- 
cause they think liberals don't want to hear 
the plain truth about what's going on, Lib- 
erals can't accept what conservatives say 
about the need to change some things tun- 

cause the truth is we share the problem and 
we needn't be each other's enemies to solve 
the problem. 

MC. Do you think that the failure to ad- 
dress the race question directly is lead- 
ing to a mass of people becoming es- 
tranged from politics? 

WR I think the estrangement probably has 
other sources, but I think the estrangement 
is there, principally because politics doesn't 
seem to be solving any of the problems that 
we see as most pressing for us 
Politics doesn't help us raise sale 

.md happy and successful chil- 
dren, it doesn't help us Feel less 
li) e our lives are a rat race, it 
doesn't make us feel safer in the 
streets or in our homes, it doesn't 
make us feel friendlier toward out 
neighbors, il doesn't give us Ihi 

sense even of progress lias 
always been the assumption thai 

Americans are born with, thai 

things v. ill get better, that they al- 
ii., and always have 1 think 
people believe that these things 
aren't automatic, thai nobody in 
the- government has ver> much i" 

do With any ol thai now. That. I 
think, is the reason lor the es- 
trangement Politicians could, it 

they put their minds to it, help I" 
knock down some ol the barriers 
between us, but they've diSCO\ 
ered that it's a losing electoral 
strategy. The discovery was made 
that dirty campaigning wins elec- 

WR No I see a good deal of avoidance, damentally. because from the liberal point tions. that you can win elections by finding 
and because we won't talk about it, it means of view it's the cover for racist attack. When those "wedge issues" that dnve people apart 
that the people on the left side of the issue you don't trust each other, its hard to have into little chunks of electorate 
have trouble acknowledging that there are a decent conversation, and we need to, be- Continued on page 3 

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The Sewanee Purple 

November 2, 1995 


Committee Results 

Compiled by Sikes Ragan 

On September 21, 1995, the Disciplin- 
ary Committee met and discussed several 
cases that had occured since the beginning 
of the school year. 

On September 13, four individuals were 
driving at Wiggins Creek and were stopped 
by a police officer for "reckless driving" 
They admitted to drinking; therefore, their 
car was searched. They were all ticketed 
with a DUA. As a result, two passengers 
were given a fine of $50, and loss of driv- 
ing privileges for the rest of the semester, 
and the driver was given a $100 fine, loss 
of driving privileges for the rest of the se- 
mester, and 10 hours of community service 
with the police department by November 21 
(additional punishment for responsibility 
reasons). The other passenger was dealt 
with separately. 

Earlier in the semester, two individuals 
were turned in for stealing fraternity com- 
posites from the ATO house. Although the 
materials had been returned, both individu- 
als had to write a letter of apology to the 
ATO president and must do ten hours of 
community service at the ATO house by 
October 13. The same weekend, two indi- 
viduals (one involved with the thefts from 
the ATO house) stole plaques and pictures 
from the Chi Psi Lodge. Both individuals 
had to write a letter of apology to the Chi 
Psi President, return the stolen items by 
September 22, and must do ten hours of 
community service at the Chi Psi Lodge by 
October 13. 

On Bid night, six individuals were 
caught stealing a Stop sign and tossing it 
into Lake Courts/Trez. These individuals 
were stopped by the police and admitted to 
drinking, and were ticketed with a DUA. As 
a result, each individual was given a $50 
fine and loss of driving privileges for the 
rest of the semester. They also had to re- 
trieve the original Stop sign from the lake 
by September 24, and put it back in place 
by October 1 . If the Stop sign was dam- 
aged or irretrievable, they must replace it 
with a new sign. 

On the same night, after being asked to 
stop, three individuals (two involved in the 
above case) were turned in for kicking trash 
cans over in Courts courtyard. As a result, 
these individuals must clean the trash recep- 
tacle behind Courts dorm. 

On the night of Shake Day, four indi- 
viduals were caught streaking near the 
Fowler Center, and each was ticketed with 
a DUA. As a result, they were all given a 
$50 fine, loss of driving privileges for the 

rest of the semester, and one hour of nude 
modeling or twenty hours of community 
service with Dixon Myers by October 13. 

One particular individual was involved 
in several of these cases — stealing the Stop 
sign, kicking over trash cans, and three 
charges of drinking underage. In addition 
to returning the original Stop sign (or a new 
Stop sign), and cleaning out the trash re- 
ceptacle behind Courts, this person was also 
given ten hours of community service by 
October 13, a $100 fine, and placed on so- 
cial probation. 

On September 28, 1995. the Discipline 
Committee deliberated two more cases. By 
recommendation of the Dean, the two indi- 
viduals who were involved with the stolen 
items from the Chi Psi Lodge (Meeting 9- 
21), were brought before the committee 
again for reevaluation of their punishment. 
After hearing their story again, and study- 
ing the evidence that was involved, the com- 
mittee settled, again, on a punishment. One 
individual still has twenty hours of commu- 
nity service, yet, rather than at the frater- 
nity houses, they must complete the hours 
at the renovation of Abbo's Alley. These 
hours must be completed by Thanksgiving, 
rather than Fall Break. The other individual 
was also given an additional ten hours of 
community service in Abbo's Alley, for he 
was already on social probation (from last 
year) at the time of the thefts. 

On the night of Shake Day, one particu- 
lar individual admitted to throwing paint on 
the door of the ATO house and the walk to 
the house. Having been placed on social 
probation only weeks before for a notori- 
ous theft on campus, this individual was 
recommended for suspension from the col- 
lege until the Fall of 1996. This individual 
was given two working days to repeal the 
suspension to the Vice-Chancellor, or the 
faculty Discipline Committiee. 

On October 12, 1995, the Discipline 
Committee had a meeting involving one 
case with three individuals. On October 1, 
1995 the three individuals were burning 
candy wrappers in the basement of McCrady 
dormitory and caught the rug on fire. The 
fire was put out and the fire alarm went off 
and two of the individuals fled from the 
sceen. As a result they were all given a 
$25.00 fine from the dorm staff The Disci- 
pline Committee submitted a punishment of 
writing a letter of apology to the dorm staff, 
completing ten hours of community service 
in McCrady dormitory, and paying for the 
damages done to the rug. 

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At a time such as now when dining con- 
cerns are high, it is particularly fortunate for 
the Sewanee community that Richard 
Barron and Sandy Hendrickson have opened 
up the long-awaited Quidnunc Cafe\ Latin 
for "what now," by its literal meaning, a 
quidnunc by its broader definition is a curi- 
ous person; someone who is in the know, so 
to speak. The caf6's co-owners decided such 
a word described a lot of the Sewanee popu- 
lation, and wanted to create a name for their 
restaurant that would be representative of 

Mr. Sandy Hendrickson, an attorney and 
husband to Professor Hendrickson of the 
economics department, and Mr. Richard 
Barron, the assistant men's basketball coach, 
began months ago when they decided to 
lease the old Sundae's building from the 
University. The central campus location is 
ideal for a business, and obviously one of 
Sewanee's greatest needs is a good place to 
eat. They decided to create the kind of place 
that they would want to visit. Therefore, in 
their plans for the Quidnunc. Coach Barron 
and Mr. Hendrickson concentrated on hav- 
ing good food in generous portions set in a 
fun atmosphere. 

Their ideas were carried out quite suc- 
cessfully, as anyone who has experienced 
the Quidnunc knows. The owners make ev- 
ery effort to serve the best possible food that 
can be brought to the Mountain. The bread 
is imported from a bakery in Nashville, and 
is said to be the finest bread attainable in 
any two-hundred mile radius from here. The 
pasta for the salads is brought in from 
Marietta, GA, where it is made fresh and 
sent directly to Sewanee within a twenty- 
four hour period. The sausage is also im- 
ported, while the Quidnunc makes their own 
pizza bread from scratch. 

While all of these details on food qual- 
ity are indeed impressive, it is also refresh- 
ing to know that the sanitation of the kitchen, 
on the tour, looked very assuring. Of course, 
the restaurant has only been open for a week, 
but they are off to a great start with a spot- 
less cooking area. Up-to-date equipment 

provides for efficient service and tasty food. 
For instance, the pizza is cooked in an oven 
which can fit up to eight pizzas at a time, 
using a conveyor belt system, which takes 
between five and eight minutes to cook. 

Quality food and quality service must be 
accompanied by a quality atmosphere. 
Coach Barron and Mr. Hendrickson took 
great pride in planning a caf6 which has a 
relaxed, cultured feeling. Currently, student 
work from a photography class, as well as 
other art from Sewanee community mem- 
bers, decorates the walls. In addition to the 
decor, the owners also added a good music 
selection and a TV. Sophomore Erwin Byrd 
verifies that the owners' goal for the Q has 
been attained when she remarks that: "The 
food is great; the atmosphere is awesome, 
and I'm really glad that we have this new 
dining alternative." 

With the diversified atmosphere of the 
Quidnunc comes a healthy and diversified 
menu. The Q menu includes fresh pasta sal- 
ads (many of which are made with low-fat 
dressings), sandwiches, pizza, breadsticks 
and their highly praised calzones. They are 
even creative in their serving methods; their 
fresh soup can be served in fresh bread 
bowls. Members of the community have 
responded well to the menu. In their effort 
to meet Sewanee's every need, the Quid- 
nunc now offers take-out, and will eventu- 
ally offer delivery. Furthermore, they take 
requests on menu items, as their menu will 
change from time to time. 

Hendrickson and Barron report that 
they're off to a great start with the Quid- 
nunc. The two are not only pleased with the 
business thus far, but they are also "really 
delighted with how fortunate [they've] been 
regarding employees. They've been great." 
Ninety-five percent of the employees are 
Sewanee students. Furthermore, the own- 
ers are quite happy that they were able to 
open up just before Fall Party Weekend, 
because the excitement and influx of people 
that weekend greatly boosted their start. The 
Quidnunc is very thankful for all of the sup- 
port received from the University, and they 
look forward to a great future for the Quid- 
nunc and Sewanee. 

Five Minute Biography 

Shirley Taylor, Sewanee Native 

by Lindsey Delaplaine 
Production Editor 

Shirley Taylor has lived in Sewanee all 
her life. From the Academy to the Univer- 
sity, she has been a witness to all of the 
changes that have taken place on this cam- 
pus. Also, in working for the University for 
the last 23 years she has been able to play a 
role in making Sewanee what it is today. 

The only time Shirley as lived away from 
Sewanee was the two years she attended 
Cumberland College. Once her degree was 
completed she returned to Sewanee and be- 
gan her career at the University in the Book- 
store. She worked there until 1987 when 
she transferred to the Admissions Office. 
Shirley currently works there as a clerical 
assistant and is responsible for officially ac- 
knowledging all incoming mail whether it 
be from perspective students or applicants. 
She also works in the Pub, a position she 
has held for the last five years. Shirley says 
of her jobs, "I enjoy getting to know the stu- 
dents while they are applying and then see- 
ing them once they are here. Some of them 
are surprised when they recognize my name 
from admissions and then see me in the 

Pub." She says she enjoys her job at the Pub 
although, "some nights it can be frustrat- 
ing. Those nights I just tell students 'Shirley 
isn't here, this is her evil twin." 

Although Shirley does not have any chil-J 
dren of her own she has become a "mothei 
hen" to some of the students here. She ex- 
plains, "I adopt them when they are fresh- 
men and keep track of them until they gradu- 
ate." One of her "adopted children" is se- 
nior Barbara Clark. She say of Shirley, 
"She's great. She takes care of me when 
I'm sick and fusses at me like she's my 
mom. She has helped take care of me all 
four years I've been here." She helped two 
of her other "daughters", Melanie Murray 
and Grove Parsons, by allowing to do laun- 
dry at her home while Hodgson's laundry 
machines were missing. 

Over the years Shirley believes that! 
Sewanee has remained constant. She still 
feels safer here than anywhere else and jokes 
that she "would not be equipped for a city." 
While she says the students have become a 
litde more mature and independent over the 
years they have, more than anything, re- 
mained the same. "I love Sewanee. I 
wouldn't give it up for anything." 

November 2, 1995 

The Sewanee Purple 

Page 5 


Raspberry, continued 

IVfC. What kind of political leader do you 
think the electorate would rally around? 
Somebody who's going to continue with 
vague promises or someone who's going 
to offer hard choices? 

WR Unfortunately the former. This is espe- 
cially true in national politics. It occurred to 
me in the last presidential campaign that any 
candidate who told us the truth, anybody who 
said: "Look, boys and girls, we're spending 
more money than we're taking in, and we're 
about to drop a huge load on our grandchil- 
dren. We gotta spend a lot less or take in a 
lot more, or probably some combination of 
that'' would be doomed to defeat. We elect 
people who are lying to us and we know they 
are lying to us, telling us that we can fix this 
thing painlessly, we'll just get rid of a little 
waste and fraud and everything will be OK. 
So, I can't blame the whole thing on politi- 
cians, because politicians, by trade, do what's 
necessary to win elections'. We say how ter- 
rible it is that there is all this negative cam- 
paigning, and they ride it to victory because 
we vote for them. So I don't see it getting 
any better unless we as the electorate decide 
to try to make it better. There is the possibil- 
ity that some knight on a white horse could 
ride up, tell us the plain and bitter truth and 
build a following, but I don't count on it. 


MC. Colin Powell appeals to a broad spec- 
trum of the voters. Why is that? Do you 
think he has a chance of getting elected? 

WR. I don't know. In some ways he fits the 
description of the person who does not di- 
vide, whose personality is to bring people 
together, whose methodology is to split the 
difference and not drive people into hard line 
positions. But he's never run a campaign so 
we don't know. We also don't know how the 
voters will react to him once he starts to take 
itions on key issues. I don't know how 
long he can finesse all these things. I don't 
know whether he has that good a shot at the 
job anyway, since he didn't seem to have that 
great a shot at nomination, and the history of 
winning the presidency without being the 
nominee of a major party is not very encour- 

MC. The Nation of Islam has a respected 
voice in the African- American community, 
but it's also known for anti-Semitic rheto- 
ric. Do you think the Nation of Islam can 
provide progressive and responsible politi- 
cal leadership? 

WR. Not under the present circumstances. 
By the present circumstances 1 mean not un- 

less and until its leaders decide that they 
want to do what you suggest. Right now 
they are in a position where they don't have 
to entertain the idea of compromise. They 
can come on as the possessors of the only 
testicles in the room because Democrats, 
Liberals, Labor, NA ACP all understand the 
need for coalition building. If you are go- 
ing to build coalitions which are necessary 
A, to get elected, and B, to pass legisla- 
tion, then you become more sensitive to 
other people's sensibilities. If you sit 
where Farrakhan sits that looks like weak- 
ness; it looks like giving up your true self. 
He doesn't have to compromise because 
he's not looking to build coalitions, he's 
looking to be his own man. It tends to make 
anybody who does business with him ap- 
pear weak and vacillating. He seems to 
have no sensitivity to that. 

MC. Do you think that we are currently 
at a critical point in our cultural history 
that calls for "bold action", or that, 
given enough time, we're going to 
muddle through? 

WR. I don't think we're in a situation that's 
going to solve itself. If we don't find a 
way for "bold action", I think things are 
going to get worse. The action needn't 
come from politicians, and I'm more and 
more convinced that it's not likely to come 
from politicians. It may be that we are fac- 
ing the necessity of leading our leaders and 
it won't be the first time it's happened. 

MC. Do you think that the situation 
could degenerate to a point that the bub- 
bling up would take the form of outright 

WR I don't see it. It's more likely that a 
sort of revolutionary fervor is a sort of an- 
archy among people who have given up on 
both the system and themselves, who feel 
they have nothing to lose and therefor need 
not heed any body's calls for self-restraint. 
There is a growing number of young people 
who think they have nothing to lose. That's 
very frightening. 

MC. When you think about the next ten 
to twenty years, do you feel hopeful? 

WR I am a hopeful person and I think that 
there is a reasonable chance that people 
here and there, not all at once, will start to 
wake up to what we need to do and not sit 
around waiting for the politicians to come 
riding in to save us. It's the only way we're 
going to get anywhere. 

Fall Party, continued 

In a diminished state of brotherly love, how 
could one expect even two collapses in a 
half hour? The Phi's threw their own band 
parties that weren't advertised; thus pro- 
claiming, "we don't want to beat em or join 
em " 

Who won the football game > 
Bacchus was out of control. The newer, 
bigger, better, faster Bacchus van got a 
weekend off. The older, second string van 
was used last weekend due lo fear of the 
drunk injustices predicted to occur. How 
could you blame poor Bacchus? He was 
only looking out for himself first. I would 
feel bad if I was the second string bus, who 
had to fill in. He probably thought that they 
should play the all-stars for the all-star game, 
not the second-stringers. While waiting on 
the curb for the second-stringer, I chatted 
with a young lad who was dressed rather 
flamboyantly for the 7()'s party. When told 
that he couldn't "swing," he brandished his 
fist and said that he was about to start 
"swinging." I enjoyed this although no 
punches nor womanizing occurred. 
Bacchus also made a midnight breakfast 




I riday night, while the "Good Ole Boys" 
provided some good ole music I disccn 
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breakfast, the concert was free. My nausea 
disappeared after five minutes ol tin- friend 
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also is rumored to have invaded many a Soul 
in tins last week 

"Mum" was the word concerning alter- 
native intrafraternity activities tins weekend 
The leash laws on social pastimes, prohib- 
iting both kegs and marijuana, didn't seem 
to be actively enforced, although they maj 
have deemed themselves effective The 
hand of society wasn't pamlull) bitten b) 
belligerent drunks, nor did any leasliless stu 
dents walk a Stra> into the realm of danger- 
ous chemical oblivion Regarding the ca- 
nine leash luw, no people were bitten, al- 
though three dogs were harked at and 
forced to smoke pot by leashless students. 
This highlighting of the Festival Week- 
end would prove to be written in vain if you 
had heard Tom Hulto's one liner that said n 
all: "This has been the most diverse party 
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I have heard the whinings of a campus 
being weaned from kegs Including the 
Ranting and Raving article from the Oct 5 
Purple. What started as a discussion of par- 
ents' weekend took the inevitable turn to 
alcohol, kegs, and how things used to be 
Though 1 admire the appeal to Dr Seuss and 
the concern for the environment, the other 
arguments seem preposterous to me. 
Kegs increased the amount of driving while 
drunk. Without getting into why, I'd just 
like to ask what kind of education are we 
getting here? We can quote Greek myths or 
Physics equations, but can we get ourselves 
home without someone holding our hand? 
So what if we cultivate Shakespeares, 
Rembrandts, or Einsteins if they are all 
killed in a drunk driving accident on their 
way down the mountain. I'm not suggest- 
ing "Personal Safety 101". but maybe that 
is in order. Should the University change 
ils policy because we can't take care of our- 
selves? Or can intelligent Sewanee students 
be expected to have a little personal respon- 
sibility' 7 If I sound like a grandpa. I'm only 
getting a head start on the inevitable. 
If you can't help driving drunk here, how 
will you survive when you leave the safe 
and cushy confines of the mountain? Here 
most things are in walking distance (though 
it's a long way out to the suburb dorms), 
the streets are safe, barring drunk drivers, 
and cars hurt the environment. Well, are 
you too inhibited to walk? 

Never fear! Many other people have 
spent their time and energy to make sure 
you don't hurt yourself falling down or 
crashing your car on the way home Oh 
Sewanee students how lucky you are, for 
others have your safety in mind even if you 
don't. The Bacchus mobile, funded by the 
powers that be and run by your fellow stu- 
dents, takes all the effort out of being drunk. 
There is absolutely no excuse for endanger- 
ing yourselves and others while in your in- 
hibited state. Heck, even if those coppers 
come by enforcing the laws of our land, you 
are exempt if you are waiting for the van 
with the flashing light. The University not 
only gets you home safe, they give you a 
get out of jail free card. 

I think it's time we started standing on 
our own feet and being accountable for our 
actions. How else will we be able to sur- 

vive on our own? 1 won't say let's get rid of 
the Bacchus mobile, though it caters to ir- 
responsibility, making it acceptable and per- 
petuating it. It's this irresponsibility and not 
keg policy that causes the DUI's. 
Furthermore, if we have such a healthy so- 
cial atmosphere that parents can talk to pro- 
vosts, students to teachers, vice-chancellors 
to Sewanee dogs, why must we have a keg 
in order to have fraternities that aren't ex- 
clusive? Is that the only motivation that can 
get people to interact? I won't get into our 
social addiction to alcohol. If there is a lull 
in social life now it is only an adjustment 

It seems to me our situation is a lot like 
children who are no longer allowed to watch 
television. TV was great, everyone gath- 
ered around and had a grand old time. It 
didn't take much effort, but it kept us happy. 
Now what will we do 9 Are we destined to a 
life of sadness without TV? No. it'll just 
take lime to adjust. It may take some imagi- 
nation and some opening of minds, but a 
world without kegs doesn't have to be a 
wasteland. I have faith in the human poten- 
tial to rise above harsh circumstances and 
entertain itself. 

I don't miss kegs because I wasn't 
around. I'm not dependent on them and 
neither is half the Sewanee undergraduate 
body. In two years no one here will be. I 
know that modern life is boring, 
everything's been done, and without kegs it 
is easy to fall into despair about the future. 
I believe, though, that with some imagina- 
tion, energy, and a willingness to try new 
things life can be fun again. 

Paul Morris c. '98 

After reading the editor's proposals for 
changing the Honor Code, I began to won- 
der if we all agree upon the meaning of the 
word honor. Talk of practicality and expe- 
diency lay outside the intended meaning of 
the term honor. Yet, when I read Mr. 
Mei burg's proposal to limit the honor code 
to the Mountain because it is "impractical" 
to enforce it beyond the domain, I say to 
myself, "Well sometimes the honor code is 
impractical here at Sewanee too, but we still 
follow it anyway, or try to at least." While 
it is true that Sewanee is unique because of 

by Jonathan Meiburg 


It seems that the "Marriott controversy" 
is an event that has to occur about once a 
semester Inevitably, a student or small 
group of students starts up a campaign to 
eradicate the food service. At this point, a 
larger group gets fired up and threatens to 
do something. ..and then the whole issue dis- 
solves and goes away. This week's discov- 
ery of the maggots (see below), however, 
raises questions more pressing than those 
of last year's infamous "Marriott-hater." 
The Marriott response to the situation has 
been appropriately contrite, but the state- 
ments about a "malicious" sabotage ol the 
yogurt machines gives me pause. Who 
would perpetrate such an act of culinary ter- 
rorism? Also, the fact that employees were 
quietly telling students not to eat the yogurt 
instead of running to the yogurt machine and 
shutting it down is disturbing. Is there some 
management problem within Marriott that 
causes employees to be reluctant to report 
such a problem? That would be unsettling, 

Marriott wants to keep their Sewanee 
account, however. And. though this may 
sound surprising, Sewanee probably wants 
to keep Marriott. Administrators enjoy a 
number of benefits through the University's 
association with Marriott, including reduced 
hotel rates all over the world. We should 
bear this in mind when we're complaining 
about the food service. Maggots in the caf- 

eteria would seem to be a good reason to 

On another subject, it came to the atten 
tion of the Puqde that the list of names and 
addresses of the Trustees of the University 
have been strangely difficult to find. Ap- 
parently the Trustees, the most powerful 
governing body of the University, had been 
harrassed in past years by "special interest 
groups" outside the faculty and students who 
sent out mailings to selected trustees ask 
ing for money, among other things. As ,, 
result, the addresses of the Trustees were 
taken off the fileserver and the annual re- 
port and kept under a sort of electronic |i 
and key, and access was limited, making it 
hard, if not impossible, for students or fac- 
ulty to find. I talked to Dr. Gerald Smith, 
who controls access to the list, and he agreed 
to put the information back on the Angelnet 
Fileserver. You can find it under the 
"Public Information" directory, in the 
"Regents/Trustees" folder. These are the 
people who have ultimate authority over the 
administration of this University. You ha\e 
a right to know who they are and to be able 
to contact them if you wish 

As a final note, I neglected in the last 
issue to print a retraction regarding the V(. 
presence at the Sexual Harrassment Work 
shops. Though he was absent at the ses 
sions at which the majority of the faculu 
were present, he did, in fact, attend. I apolo- 
gize for the error. 

its honor code, that does not mean that the 
concept of honor is unique to Sewanee 
alone. The true intention of honor tran- 
scends any and all practical restrictions. 

Mr. Meiburg also mentions the "fake ID" 
scandal, and states "3/4 of the campus" lies 
"about their age to obtain alcohol." Well, I 
am also sure that 3/4 of the student popula- 
tion would like to make A+'s in their classes, 
but that does not mean we should condone 
cheating to get the grades either. I suggest 
that those who use fake ID's will readily 
admit that they are fake, and as such, are 
misrepresentations of their age. Does honor 
include the idea of misrepresentation? Does 
anyone really need to lie about his or her 
age to obtain alcohol at Sewanee .' 

The last real objection that I have to the 
editor's commentary is the insistence on the 
removal of the VC from the proceedings. 
While the editor's arguments are compel- 
ling, I disagree with the idea that by the 
simple removal of the VC's of this world 
we can "ensure its implementation." The 
real problem is not the VC. Instead, it is the 
face that some people cannot live by the 
standard of honor. The VC is able to re- 
view honor council proceedings because in 
America we believe in the ideals of fairness 
and checks and balances. To take away the 
accused's right to have their case reviewed 
by another party within the system appears 
to be slightly risky. Are we now willing to 
say that the mayor of Sewanee and the presi- 
dent of our University should not have a 
voice in honor council proceedings? Rub- 

I suggest that if the campus as a whole 

wants to implement the restrictive changes 
that the editor proposes, then we must 
change the name from the "Honor Code" to 
the "Academic Code " Apparently all we 
care anymore is getting everything we want 
The proposed changes to the honor code 
would transform honor from a measure ol 
virtue to an instrument of practicality. 
David G. Thompson c. '96 
James E. Stoltz c. '96 


I have been following the Purple vi.i 
Netscape for several issues now. As 
former Purple staffer (1963-1965), I well 
remember what it took to get the paper oul 
on a weekly basis. Your biweekly schedule 
is probably a lot saner. 

It's interesting that some issues never go 
away (or if they do, they return with ama7 
ing regularity). Examples: the honor code 
alcohol consumption, sticky-fingered 
covites. At least you don't have to cope with 
required chapel anymore! 

What comes through to a cyberspace 
reader is that students still care about the 
place, faculty and students still care aboui 
each other, and the incredible beauty ami 
soul of the surroundingsstill shape people's 
experiences and their feelings about them 
It's nice to know that coeducation, the lib 
eralization of the curriculum, and three vice 
chancellors haven't changed things too 
much in 30 years. Keep up the good work 
and get a new proofreader! 

David K. Brooks, Jr. c. '66 
Kent, Ohio 


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November 2, 1995 


The Sewanee Purple 

Page 7 


by Montgomery Maguire &Scott Nystrom 

First of all, realizing that everyone is 
completely over the whole O.J. situation, we 
have to assert one issue which disgusted and 
upset us. After the verdict was announced, 
there were many intense emotions felt all 
over America. For our part, we were just 
glad it was over and that the lives of the ju- 
rors and everyone else involved could move 
on. We make no judgement as to his guilt. 
That is not the issue. The problem here was 
that people were saying that they didn't care 
whether O.J. was guilty or innocent, they 
were just glad that he got off. What?! 

Has our society really degenerated to the 
point that we would celebrate an injustice 
simply to appease the masses? What these 
people were saying was that they don't care 
if O.J. brutally murdered the mother of his 
children and her friend, they were just glad 
thai a guilty verdict was not delivered which 
might incite a riot. We must not tolerate this 
attitude. We must not forfeit the ideals of 
our culture and allow a gross injustice sim- 
ply to appease the masses. If he is guilty, he 
should be punished. And if a bunch of bar- 
barous citizens decide to riot because of it, 
so be it. But we must never forfeit what is 
right for the sake of avoiding confrontation 
Otherwise, we are doing nothing more than 
going through the motions of a meaningless 
exercise. I believe our feelings can best be 

summed up in the words of H. I. 
McDonough, "There's what's right and 
there's what's right, and never the twain 
shall meet." 

"Boo Hoo." That was the sound made 
by countless Native American activists 
and politically-correct-thought police dur- 
ing the recent World Series. Their com- 
plaint is that both teams participating in 
the "Fall Classic" have mascots (Atlanta 
Braves and Cleveland Indians) which 
they find are an insensitive representation 
of Native-Americans. So a long-stand- 
ing debate was brought back to the fore- 
front of the collective American con- 
sciousness. The problem is that there are 
two reasons which motivate these hyper- 
sensitive, would-be bastions of justice 
who concern themselves with wiping out 
all stereotypes in the world of sports. First 
of all. they obviously don't have enough 
to do with their time. More importantly, 
however, they have completely missed the 

When a team chooses a mascot, they 
don't go for something they find con- 
temptible or base. They choose something 
which brings to mind courage, strength, 
tenacity, perseverance, etc. In short, they 
want something which will inspire the 
players to play harder and the fans to cheer 
louder. Or. they choose something which 

Continued on page 1 1 


by Tania Samman 
News Editor 

I'm a vegetarian, and if I wanted to eat 
animal products I'd go to the burger line and 
not the yogurt machine in the Bishop's Com- 
mon. Or so I thought before last Sunday's 
infamous occasion when friends and I no- 
ticed maggots crawling around the empty 
side of the yogurt machine. We alerted two 
B.C. workers who peered into the machine 
and said, "Gross..." and proceeded to whis- 
per around the B.C., "Pssst- don't eat the 
yogurt." The next day in Marriott's execu- 
tive offices my complaint was greeted with 
the same response: "Gross." After a moment 
of silence, the representative said, "So, they 
weren't actually in the yogurt being served 
though." I hope that does not make too much 
of a difference. Yes, it is gross that there 
are Maggots crawling around where we eat. 
I think it is also inexcusable and unaccept- 

Another Marriott representative called 
me the next day and trumpeted Marriott's 
commitment to improved sanitation. I men- 
tioned the roaches found crawling in the 
cereal receptacles and found in the salad bar 
the week before. He assured me that al- 
though both cafeterias have roaches, Mar- 
riott is trying to combat them. He also stated 
that "our sanitation problem is not as bad as 
it looks." I think if students see roaches 
crawling in food and maggots in appliances, 
the situation is definitely bad enough to 
merit worry and demands attention. 

The rep. assured me that the roach situ- 
ation is improving, and with a couple more 
sprays will be much more under control. He 
also said that the sanitation of the cafeterias 

is the highest it's ever been, which makes 
me wonder what I've been eating for the 
past two years. Basically he talked about 
Marriott's dedication to giving us the best 
service and food possible. However it was 
7:00 on Sunday night when I shotted the 
maggots — why did I notice before the man- 
ager or workers? And even more disconcert- 
ing, after such a hygiene scare and such wild 
rumors flying around the school, one would 
expect the workers to be alert to food qual- 
ity. Yet a junior reported to a worker on 
Wednesday night that every single bagel in 
the basket had mold on it. She waited for 
fifteen minutes before someone came and 
removed the bagels. This lack of attention 
and care is keeping Marriott's service and 
food quality down. 

Marriott's representative "understands 
students' concerns" about the roach prob- 
lem, and said that he wouldn't want to pay 
for food at a "greasy spoon" restaurant. This 
is the reason the recent service provided by 
Marriot is so unacceptable — we have no 
choice but to eat at Marriott, and are paying 
$ 1055 a semester to share our cafeterias with 
maggots and roaches. Students are under 
contract to eat at school cafeterias while liv- 
ing in a dorm, and it is a struggle to obtain 
permission to live off campus. This could 
be the reason for Marriot's seeming lack of 
commitment to sanitation and food quality. 
They are making money off the students 
whether we like the food or not. Perhaps 
installing a different food company in 
Gailor, therefore giving students an active 
choice in where we eat, would provide 
Marriot with more impotus to improve their 
current food standards. A little competition 
could only lead to improvement. 


Volleyball Ends Regular 
Season on Strong Note 

by Maria Man inn 

What a finish!! The Lady Tiger Volley- 
ball team dominated the court m their final 
matches of the regular season I he final 
home match of the season was Saturday, 
( h I'. her 2X versus Fisk The match began 
following the emotional recognition of the 
seniors. Celeste Unsworth and Gretel 
Leslie, and their parents This event 
brought tears to even the referee's > 
Sewanee hammered Fisk 3-0. giving up 
only 1 1 points in the match Coach Nancy 
Ladd was pleased with the team's perfor- 
mance, commenting on their composure 
and concentration while playing with the 
lead. They played with a level of confi- 
dence, both individually and collectively, 
that was not present earlier in the season 

On Monday. October 30 at Covenant 
College the squad delivered their best total 
performance of the season, attacking the 
match with confidence, patience, and dis- 
cipline. The Lady Scots were stunned by 
the much shorter Sewanee team and con- 
fused when their big hitters couldn'l con- 
vert against Sewanee's defense The Lady 
Tigers look advantage of their loot-speed 
at the net. confusing Covenant's blockers 
and then hitting around them all nighl long 

Coach Ladd is excited aboul the match 
and looking forward to the SCAC Confer- 
ence Tournament this weekend at South- 

western in Georgetown, ffexas i lie SCAC 
fbumamenl is (he culmination "i me 
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been focused Sewanee is a strong contendei 
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nol ai all beyond their reach " 
m I he top three teams in the conference go- 
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western, and Rhodes Centre and Sewanee 
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Mils.ipv and llemlrix occupy the less com- 
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winner's bracket on Saturday; the remain 

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Sewanee's pool consists of teams ranked 

1,4,5, and 8 Trinity, Centie, Sewanee, and 

Milsaps. respective!) Sewanee will open on 

Fridaj in a crucial match with Centre, a team 
they almost have to heat to make the 
winner's bracket on Saturday 

I lie Lady Tigers have picked a great lime 
to peak in their level ol play, and the pos- 
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The Sewanee Purple 

November 2, 1995 


Sewanee Football Has Ups and Downs 

by Aidan Arney 

Sewanee 13 Rhodes 17 

While everyone was relaxing over fall 
break, the Sewanee football team traveled to 
Memphis to play Rhodes. This rivalry was 
intensified by the fact that both teams were 
looking to improve on what so far could not 
be classified as a good season. Both Sewanee 
and Rhodes came into the game with 1-3 
records. What decided this game was the fact 
that Rhodes managed to muster almost doubje 
the offensive out-put of Sewanee. They were 
able to put 403 yards of total offense on the 
board, compared to Sewanee's meager 205 
yards. All things considered, the game prob- 
ably should not have even been close. How- 
ever, thanks to two fumble recoveries, and the 
fact that the Tigers were able to sustain a 
couple of key drives with two crucial fourth 
down conversions, Sewanee managed to hang 
in the game. In fact, they took a 10-7 lead 
into the locker room at the half, and managed 
to score a field goal in the third quarter. At 
the start of the fourth quarter Sewanee was 
only down one point. 14-13. However, be- 
cause they were not able to score in the fourth 
quarter, the football team dropped its record 
to 1-4. As a result of this loss the team de- 
cided not to shave until they win. 

Freshman receiver Josh Beddinglicld cuts through the defenders in Homecoming 
football action. Tigers lost the game 21-36. Photo by Lyn Hutchinson, 

Washington and Lee 36 Sewanee 21 

With the hair on their chins growing as 
long as their facial expressions, the Tigers 
returned home to McGee Field to play the 
Generals for Homecoming. This game 
produced the largest attendance Sewanee 
has seen at a football game in a long time, 
with some 4,000 people attending. The 
first quarter started off with the usual Ti- 
ger apathy and all of a sudden Sewanee 

Sewanee Hosts First Regular 
Season Horse Show 

by Jason Seward 

The weekend of Oct. 28 and 29 saw 
Sewanee hosting its first regular season horse 
show. On two bright and sunny yet cold and 
windy days, 1 10 riders from eight different 
colleges and universities in our region com- 
peted for ribbons in jumping and flat classes 

Sewanee's team did very well at this show. 

Well on its way to varsity recognition, the 
Sewanee Equestrian team hostd its first ever 
regular season show this past weekend. 
Photo by Lyn Hutchinson. 
hopefully establishing a trend that will con- 
tinue throughout the season. With many new 
team members, and the veteran show folks, 
Sewanee led the field on Saturday, earning 
points for every place from first to sixth. 

Sewanee earned enough points on Satur- 
day to finish as the High Point Team. In- 
dividually, our riders also did very well: 
Katherine Davis was High Point Rider on 
Saturday and Reserve High Point Rider 
on Sunday. Our beginning riders also per- 
formed well as Wendy Orlow and Rachel 
lensen each scored first and second places 
during the two day competition. Mills 
Morrison and Matthew Weldon also 
walked away with ribbons on Saturday 
and Sunday. All of the freshman and new 
team members did very well and their 
work was greatly appreciated by the team. 
Though the team did not do as well on 
Sunday as a whole, a number of the indi- 
vidual riders did. 

The team would like to thank Ms. 
Conover and her son Nathan for volun- 
teering their time to run the snack bar. All 
proceeds went to Multiple Sclerosis Fund. 
We would also like to thank all of the stu- 
dents and faculty who came out to sup- 
port our team. Thanks also go the schools 
who participated: University of Kentucky, 
University of Tenn., Maryville College, 
Midway College, Morehead State Univer- 
sity, Tennessee Tech, University of Lou- 
isville, and especially all of the riders from 
the University of the South. 

was down 1 3-0. However, the second quar- 
ter was an entirely different story. Coach 
Logan, recognizing the need for some sort 
of offensive spark, put second string quar- 
ter back Louis Caputo in the game. On his 
first series, Caputo threaded the needle with 
a tight spiral to James Spriggs. Caputo's 
pass was as perfectly placed as it could be. 
Spriggs spun off a General defender and 
raced 78 yards to a touchdown. The Gen- 
eral defenders seemed to help Spriggs out 
by pushing him towards the end zone. With 
nine minutes left in the half the Tigers then 
managed to put together an 8 play, 69 yard 
touchdown drive. This put the Tigers up 14 

to 13 at the half. In the second half, the 
game seemed to deteriorate. The Gener- 
als put another 23 points on the board and 
Sewanee fell back into its abyss of offen- 
sive woes. The Tigers only managed to 
score 7 second half points, and again could 
not accomplish anything in the fourth. 
Sewanee 7 Millsaps 6 

It was October 28. 1995 and the 1-5 
bearded Tigers were still waiting for that 
win and were ready to play ball in Jack- 
son, Mississippi. Coach Logan decided to 
start Louis Caputo again, in hopes to con- 
tinue the offensive sparks of the previous 
week. Millsaps struck first with a 24 yard 
touchdown run from Brad Madden. After 
a failed extra point conversion, the score 
was Millsaps 6, and Sewanee nothing 
Later on in the first quarter Jeremy 
Whitman managed to make a five yard 
touchdown run to tie the game. Then for 
the biggest play of the game. Would the 
Tigers have to be bearded oafs for another 
week, or could Ward Cole kick the ball 
through the up rights? The answer. . . he 
makes the extra point and the Tigers go up 
7-6. There was not another score for the 
rest of the game, and, thanks to the hero- 
ics of Ward Cole's extra point, Sewanee 
pulled off a 7-6 victory, which meant the 
football players could shave. But wait up 
guys, what if the Samson and Delilah myth 
is true? Maybe the Tigers should go ahead 
and keep the beards for the last two games 
of the season. 

Sewanee Standout: Larry Dagenhart 

by Robbie Griffith 

Sports Editor 

The Sewanee Standout section is usually 
reserved for the winter sports where time and 
space permit, but recently-added Sports Infor- 
mation Director Larry Dagenhart has proven 
himself worthy of 
exception. In his first 
year at Sewanee. 
Dagenhart has faced 
the many challenges 
of a sports informa- 
tion director that re- 
quire him to keep pa- 
pers, stations, and 
students informed of 
the progress of 
Sewanee athletics. 
No doubt, on some 
days, it is a thankless 
job. Dagenhart, 

in his first semester, 
has managed to pull 
off three home foot- 
ball games virtually flawlessly (with the ex- 
ception of that pesky scoreboard) including 
WUTS broadcasts that have been phenomenal. 

Sewanee Standout Larry Dagenhart has 
done it all this semester for Sewanee 
athletics. Photo by Janie Mebane. 

in my opinion, in the first year of the 
Tiger Sports Network. He has managed 
to keep the students updated through e- 
mail, despite countless complaints from 
those who don't have anything better to 
do, and has been a vital asset to the 
Sports Section 
of The 

Purple There 
is no doubt in 
my mind that I 
could not have 
what I have 
this semester 
without him. I 
wish I could 
award some 
sort of trophy 
for the Robbie 
Griffith Ath- 
letic Depart- 
ment MVP of 
the fall sea- 
son, but this is the best I can do. I tip 
my hat to you, "Larry Dagenhart, S.I.D." 

Field Hockey Finishes 
Second in Tournament 

by Aidan Arney 

Anne Budros lead the charge for the women's field hockey team this season and, along 
with Brooke Vaughn, was named to the All-Conference team. Photo by Lyn Hutchinson. 

The 1995 women's field hockey season 
has come to its end and when Coach Kem 
said that this would be a good season, she 
wasn't kidding. The Tigers finished the sea- 
son with an 11-5-1 record and a second place 
finish in the conference. The final tourna- 
ment of the year was the Kentucky-Indiana- 
Tennessee (K.I.T.) Tournament in 
Greencastle, Indiana. The Tigers started the 
tournament strong, with a 10-0 annihilation 
of Berea College. The heroines of the game 
were Liz Van Hoose and Kristen Morrissey, 
who each had two goals in the contest. The 

ladies then advanced to play Bellarmine 
College in the finals, by defeating 
DePauw University in a thrilling 1 -0 over- 
time victory. Elizabeth Rafferty took the 
spotlight of this game with the lone goal. 
In the final game of their season, the 
women could not quite hang on, and lost 
a hard fought overtime game, 2-1 . 

Congratulations on an excellent sea- 
son should go to all the members of the 
Sewanee field hockey team. Special rec- 
ognition should go to Brooke Vaughan 
and Anne Budros who were both named 
to the All-Conference Team. 

November 2, 1995 

The Sewanee Purple 

Page 9 

Community Sports Update: 

Sewanee's Green Team defeats Winchester Red 


by Robbie Griffith 
Sports Editor 

In what has been hyped as one of the 
most important games of the youth soccer 
season, the green team of Sewanee El- 
ementary defeated the inter-county rivals 

...the self-proclaimed 
"undefeated masters of 
the universe." 

Winchester Red 1-0. The green team had 
everything to lose going into Monday 
evening's game as they had gone unde- 
feated on the year. All that stood between 
them and an almost unprecedented perfor- 
mance in local sports, was the late-arriv- 
ing red team of Winchester. 

The game promised to be an exciting 
one as many of the green team members 
had their game faces literally painted on. 
As a sign of team unity, each player also 
sprayed their hair green for the occasion. 
There was no doubt that the green team 
wanted that victory. According to an uni- 
dentified starting midfielder on the green 

team, the red team is going to "look like a 
bloody pile of players spelling green" at the 
end of the game. Despite the strong words 
of this particular player, the game came down 
to the wire. 

With the sun setting rapidly and visibil- 
ity limited to about two feet, the green team 
netted an amazing goal with only about five 
minutes to go in the game. The win can be 
credited to Kevin Smith who slid one by the 
red goalie under cover of darkness. Smith, 
though, did not do it alone as strong efforts 
were also put forth by forward Benji 
Caldwell, roaming defender Kris 
Stubblefield who called the game before it 
even started by saying, "We are going to kick 
butt!", and mobile stopper Evan Jones. 

The green team did manage to keep the 
ball on the red team's end of the field for 
almost the entire game with the exception 
of a couple of red drives. The win was even 
more impressive as two of the green's start- 
ing players were out (Robby Jones had been 
red carded the game before on a controver- 
sial call and another had a dentist's appoint- 
ment). The green team definitely deserved 
the victory and the excellent season. So. con- 
gratulations go out to the self-proclaimed 
"undefeated masters of the universe." 


Above: Men's Soccer- Junior 
Captain Clayton Haden brushes off 
a defender in late season action. 
The men's team finished with an 11- 
7-1 record. Photo by Lyn 

Left: Women's Soccer- Senior 
Goalie Stacey Tompkins looks to 
make the save in Sewanee women's 
soccer action. The women finished 
on a strong note by defeating 
HendrLx 2-0 on Sunday. The win 
pushed their record to 9-9 on the 
season. Photo by Lyn Hutchinson. 

Intramural Corner 

Men's Football 

Congratulations to KA Gold who defeated 

the Chi Psi's 10-8 under the lights last 

Thursday. The results of the Tournament: 

1. KA Gold (defeated Chi Fsi 10-8 and 

ATO 14-0) 2. Chi Psi (lost to KA Gold 8- 

10, defeated Phi Delta Theta 14-0) 3. ATO 

(lost to KA Gold 0-14) 3. Phi Delta Theta 

(lost to Chi Psi 0-14) 

Women's Football 

Congratulations to the Electric Puppies 

who defeated TKP in the finals of the 

women's football tournament. 

Women's Point Standings (As of 10/3 1/95) 

1. Electric Puppies (30 pts.) 2. TKP (17 
pis ) 3. PKE (13 pts.) 4. Theologs (13 pts.) 
5. Theta PI (9 pts.) 
Men's Floor Hockey 

The following teams advanced from their 
respective divisions and will move onto the 
first round of the tournament: 
Norris Division: Delta Tau Delta Patrick 
Division: Lambda Chi Alpha Smythe Di- 
vision: Delta Kappa Epsilon Campbell Di- 
vision: Chi Psi B 

** Call 1 730 for more Intramural Informa- 
tion ** 

Fencing Club has Good 
Showing in Tournament 

by Ariel Bennett 

On Sunday, October 22, the Sewanee 
Fencing Club competed in its first tourna- 
ment in two years at Baylor High School in 
Chattanooga. Fencers from Vanderbilt, 
Georgia Tech. the Atlanta Fencing Club, 
Memphis, and Sewanee. as well as from 
Baylor High School, participated in the 
event, making it a large and challenging 

Sewanee fenced well against some tough 
competitors and came away with three med- 
als. In the Novice A competition, Chris 

Cargill won second place and James Holyer 
third, and in the Novice B competition Den- 
nis Prater won second. The results were 
excellent, especially since for the majority 
of Sewanee fencers the Baylor Tournament 
was their first competition. 

Upcoming tournaments for the club in- 
clude a possible team competition with 
Baylor, the Cumberland Open at Vanderbilt, 
and a novice tournament to be held at 
Sewanee in mid-November. The fencing 
club is excited to be finally competing 
again, and looks forward to the rest of the 

Sports Not-So-Brief 


10/14/95 - Sewanee lost to Rhodes 17-13. 
Kent Underwood scored the only 
Sewanee touchdown on the day off a 10 
yard run. Place kicker Ward Cole split 
the uprights twice on the day (31 yds. 25 

10/21/95 - The Tigers fell to the Washing- 
ton & Lee Generals 36-21. Louie Caputo 
threw for 221 yards including a 78 yard 
touchdown strike to James Spriggs and 
another touchdown pass to Scott 
Matthews. Senior tailback Kent 
Underwood also netted a touchdown on 
the ground. 

10/28/95 - Sewanee defeated Millsaps 7- 
6. Jeremy Whitman scored the only 
touchdown for the Tigers as they improved 
their record to 2-5 over-all and 2-6 in the 
Men's Soccer 

10/11/95 - Tigers lost to Mary ville College 

10/17/95 - Sewanee Tigers defeated 
Franklin College 4- 1 

10/21/95 - The Tigers defeated the Savan- 
nah College of Art and Design 4-0 with 
Qasim Sheikh netting three goals and 
Brian Costilow adding another. 
10/28/95 - Sewanee fell to Rhodes 3-6. 
10/29/95 - The Tigers defeated Hendrix 4- 
with Travis Giles netting two goals and 
Sheikh and Byron Davis each adding one 
of their own. Sewanee finished with a 1 1- 
7- 1 record on the year. 
Women's Soccer 

10/1 1/95 - The Tigers fell to Mary ville Col- 
lege (TN) 2-1. 

10/14/95 - The Tigers defeated Maryville 
College (MO) 2-0 with Asha Kays and 
Ginnie Debardeleben each netting goals 
10/15/95 - Sewanee beat Fontbonne Col- 
lege 3-1 as Asha Kays, Katie Hines, and 
Hayes Swlnney scoring for the Tigers 
10/21/95 - Sewanee defeated the Savan- 
nah College of Art and Design 2-0 with 
Kristen Wilson and Ashley station I each 
scoring a goal. 

10/28/95 - Sewanee fell to Rhodes College 

10/29/95 - The Tigers defeated Hendrix 2- 
with Asha Kays and Katie Hines each 
netting a goal. 


10/13/95 - The Tigers lost to Rhodes 0-3 
(4- 1 5, 6- 1 5. 7- 1 5) and defeated Hendrix 3- 
2(15-8. 15-4.4-15.8-15. 15-9) 
10/14/95 - Sewanee fell to Southwestern 
0-3 (7-15. 4-15, 9-15) and Trinity 0-3 (2- 
15.9-15. 4-15). 

10/19/95 - The Tigers defeated Trevecca 
Nazarene 3-2 

10/28/95 - The Tigers defeated Fisk Uni- 
versity 3-0(15-7, 15-1, 15-1). 
Field Hockey 

10/14/95 - Tigers beat Earlham College 2- 
I and lost to Denison 0-1. 
10/15/95 - Sewanee fell to Ohio Wesleyan 

10/21/95 - Sewanee defeated Centre Col- 
lege I -0 with Liz Rafferty scoring the one 
goal on the day. 

10/27/95 - Sewanee defeated Berea Col- 
lege 10-0 with Liz Van House and Kristen 
Morrissey each scoring two goals and they 
defeated DePauw 1-0 in overtime as Anne 
Budros scored the winning goal. These 
games made up the KIT Tournament. 
10/28/95 - The Tigers finished second in 
the tournament after losing to Bellarmine 
college 1-2 in overtime. Sewanee finished 
with an 1 1 -5- 1 mark on the year. 
Cross Country 

10/14/95 - At the Rhodes College Invita- 
tional, The women finished 2nd out of 13 
with Kari Palmintier scoring the best time 
(5K - 19:45) and the men finished 9th with 
Hollis Duncan leading the way (8K - 

1 0/20/95 - The women's team came in first 
over Belmont and Alabama A&M with 
Katrina Nelson scoring the best time of 
the day (5K - 20: 1 1 ). The men's team didn't 
have enough runners to place, but Hollis 
Duncan had the team's best time on the 
day (8K - 29:30) 

10/28/95 - Katrina Nelson finished first 
out of 113 runners (5K - 19:50) and Kari 
Palmintier finished second (5K - 19:56). 
The women's team finished 2nd overall out 
of 14 teams. The top finisher for the men's 
leani was Ian Cross (8K - 27:52) who came 
in 20th out of 1 1 runners The men's team 
finished 1 1th out of 14 schools in the Ten- 
nessee-Kentucky Invitational. 

Varsity Schedule (11/1 






Nov. 3 


Asbury College 

6:00 PM 


Cross Country 

SCAC Championship 




1:30 PM 


Centre College Relays 

1:00 PM 


Cross Country 


1 1 no AM 


Guilford College 

1 30 PM ET 


Georgia Tech 

12:00 PM 


Men's Basket. 

Lon Varnell Tourn. 

6:00 PM 

Men's Basket. 

Lon Varnell Tourn. 

8:00 PM 


Rose Hulman 

4:00 PM 


e 10 

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November 2, 1995 


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Ecce Quid Nuncum 

by Jon Shehee 

My only question is this: What's a quid- 
nunc? Maybe it's a been-here-for-twenty- 
years Sewanee thing and I just don't the 
college knowledge as of yet. Or maybe 
some crazy Latin thing, like ecce quam 
bonum or et tu Brule or something. Let's 
just call it the Q The Q's best asset is that it 
has good food. The sandwiches are excel- 
lent, and I must recommend the delectably 
light California Q with all the tasty fixins. 
And when you go, you must get the soup in 
a bread bowl. That's right, the kid said 
SOUP in a BOWL of BREAD. They cut a 
hole in the middle of this ball of boule (or is 
that boule of ball) and dump some soup in 
it, and the best part is, you eat the crazy 
bowl/boule when you finish the soup. But 
it makes me wonder how they get soup to 
stay in bread without it getting its broth 
sucked up. Some strange additive? Teflon, 
perhaps ? 

Luckily for the Q, I had no time to think 
about swallowing a ball-bearing lubricant 
as I devoured the quite delishy-lish soup. 
My companions were aptly satisfied with 
their orders. Buddy number one, a.k.a. Don 
Juan, had the Veggie Q. which, despite the 
overkill on the cream cheese, turned out to 
be a good sandwich overall especially for 
the strict veg-heads like Don. The other 
dude had a calzone, and we all ate off that 
massive, pizza-like concoction for the du- 
ration. I returned later on with another per- 
son and we both thoroughly dug the peanut 
buttercup pie with Reese's. A good way to 
cap off a meal. So the food passes with fly- 
ing colors. 

However, the food's not the only thing 
that goes on in a restaurant, and I do have a 
few beefs with some other aspects of the Q. 
They use paper plates and plastic forks. That 
is not good. Learn from Shenanigan's and 
use real plates and metal utensils. I'm not 
really into die mountain man aspect of saw- 
ing into a Calzone, you know, like 1 don't 
really like thinking to myself "Damnit, I 
really should work out more" as I begin to 
understand that I have dulled three knives 
trying to cut this sucker and don't have the 
energy to get up and snag another one. 

There is also a plasticity in the Q's envi- 
ronment that does not really suit me. How- 
ever, sometimes a new restaurant breaks it- 
self in after a while and gains some charac- 

ter, but it does take a conscious knowledge 
of the aforementioned plastic problem. Oh, 
the irony: plastic forks, plastic place. 
And another thing, the prices are just too 
damn high. That cool soup in the bread thing 
was four bucks, and the sandwich was five 
But hey, they've got us beat. We either take 
Will's Grill and drown in the yellow gook, 
or we Q it. I don't want to end on a bad 
note, though, because I really did like the 
joint; so I'll tell you some nice Q quirks. 
The veggies are extremely fresh, and the 
tomatoes, of whose fruit/vegetable classifi- 
cation I am not sure, have that deep, blood 
red that makes you want to sink the old ca- 
nines right in. There is an outside deck with 
flimsy white plastic tables and chairs, and 
smoking is not allowed inside. The service 
is right on. and the waiters/waitresses/cash- 
iers even smile sometimes. The art photos 
on the wall — a nice attempt at ambiance — 
don't totally do it for me. but the thought 
counts in this case. 

The real deciding factor for me were the 
free refills, though. People are just ridicu- 
lous nowadays when it comes to beverages. 
1 mean come on, give me a bit of that syr- 
upy stuff that may cost you one thousandth 
of a cent. Yeah, the Q is down like that 
They recognize that the evils of society lie 
within a cup, and all you have to do is drown 
yourself in sweet malnourishment in order 
to make it all right. That just puts me over 
the top, man. DO IT. Go to the Q and for 
the love of mankind get a soup, a sandwich, 
and the blissful refill. It will do us all some 

The Quidnunc Cafe 

Location: On Tennessee Avenue, next to die 

Tiger Pantry. 

Hours: Sunday through Thursday 1 1 :00 am- 

8:00pm. Friday and Saturday 11:00 am- 


Rating system: Superb, darn good, good. 

average, sucked. 

Jon says: Atmosphere: average. 

Service: good. 

Food quality: superb. 

Food appearance, dam good. 

Bang for the buck: average. 

Overall: dam good. 

Babe of the Week 

Sewanee Elder Statesman Arthur Ben ('Babe') Chitty all decked out 
as the marshal in the July 4th parade this summer. How well 
Sewanee knows it's ABC! Photo by Lyn Hutchinson. 

November 2, l^VS 

The Sewanee Purple 



hv John Molinaro 

Cowboy Junkies- 200 More Miles, 
Live Performances: 1985-1994 

(RCA Records) 

To celebrate ten years touring together 
a s a band, the Cowboy Junkies have re- 
leased this two disc set featuring live re- 
cordings from throughout their career. The 
Junkies work well in this setting: The Trin- 
ity Sessions . probably their best album, was 
recorded live without overdubs in an aban- 
doned church. 200 More Miles tracks the 
Junkies from their humble beginnings in a 
small Canadian club to their "Pale Sun, 
Crescent Moon" tour and their BBC ap- 
pearance at the Royal Albert Hall, and it 
also serves as a "Best of..." collection, in- 
cluding some of their strongest songs from 
all five of their LPs. 

On the nineteen tracks, the Junkies' 
unique blend of blues, country, folk and 
rock with Margo Timmins' sensual voice 
shine. Although none of the tracks diverge 
violently from the originals, playing live 
seems to encourage the Junkies to let loose. 




which they rarely do in the studio — most 
of the songs clock in at well over five min- 
utes, much longer than the studio versions. 
The Junkies transform "Murder. Tonight, 
in the Trailer Park" into a sprawling, bluesy, 
feedback-filled opus, while Bruce 
Springsteen's "State Trooper," recorded at 
their first show in a small Canadian cafe, 
and Robert Johnson's "Me and the Devil" 
both showcase their anxious blues roots. 
Margo Timmins's spoken intro to "'Cause 
Cheap is How 1 Feel" reveals a more laid- 

bai k and humorous side of the band as 

well as establishing an intimacy USUallj 
found only by seeing a band in a small 

Unfortunately many of the songs ill 
Ybn Were the Woman and I Was the Man 
and "Pale Sun," in particular) remain vir- 
tually unaltered from the originals. As is 
the case with many live albums, 200 More 
Miles probably is not for everyone I il 
hard-core fans, it is definitely worth the 
price of admission, especially if you have 
not yet seen them live The album also 
serves as a good introduction for newel 
fans or those of you who have heard ol 
them but have not actually listened to 
them. It isn't perfect, but it's still some 
of the most beautiful music around 

Also Recommended. . . 

The Velvet Underground- Peel Slowly 
and See This is an impressive and com 
prehensive (not to mention pricey) five 
disc box set chronicling one of the most 
influential bands in rock and roll. All the 
studio albums of Andy Warhol's prodi- 

gies, Lou Reed. John Cale, and company, 
have been compiled and remastered. The 
five discs are filled with many previously 
unreleased live tracks and StudlOOUl lakes 
My Life With the Thrill Kill Kult- Hit <J 
Run Holiday ( )n their new release the Thrill 
Kill Kult gel happy No longei obsessed 
with the dark side oi sex and drugs, they 

Maze new territory exploring the happy side 

of sex and drugs The tracks have iboun 

almost ravey feel, which in a\ mm prise fans 

of Confessions of a Knife , but don'l worry. 
lusi think ol Deee-Lite, if Deee-Lite had 

rei Orded more than one good song 

Joy Division- Permanent 1995 A sorts 
"Best of collection tor this seminal post- 
punk group that never quite made it On 
die eve ol their first American lour, lead 
singer Ian Curtis took his life, but the resi 
of the band went on. and from the ashes ol 
Joy Division rose New Order Collected 
here are tracks from all of their albums as 
well as the A- and B-sides from their Ameri- 
can singles. Onus's strain ol Goth rock 
makes .ill of their contemporaries (the ( lure 

Depeche Mode, etc ) look like Bobby 
McFerrin in comparison 

seems to encourage the Junkies to let loose, ^ _, ,^„^ 

NC Dance Theater has Something for Everyone 

X ^ ^"^ _ :.. u ; .„;_, c »„ 3 l,-h 9 roPnmnf- hans Both the Head Wrangler and < nan 

by Chris S hoemaker 

Men in thongs, women in cowboy 
boots, a rodeo, a suicide.... No, these are 
not the highlights from some tabloid tele- 
vision show. These are just a few of the 
components that make up the North Caro- 
lina Dance Theatre. On Thursday. Octo- 
ber 28, the Sewanee Performing Arts Se- 
ries brought to us the North Carolina Dance 
Theatre (NCDT). a talented group of danc- 
ers from all over the country who perform 
modem, lyrical, and classical ballet. 

Under the artistic leadership of 
Salvatore Aiello since 1985, the company 
has flourished under his creative influence. 
Beginning his professional career in 1963, 
he danced for several companies before be- 
coming a principal dancer for Canada's 
Royal Winnipeg Ballet from 1971 until 
1978. The extensive training of Aiello and 
his assistant, Jerri Kumery. in dance and 
choreography has enabled NCDT to per- 
form unique classical and modem pieces. 
The performance in Sewanee proved no 
exception to the company's famed reputa- 
tion. Opening with Allegro Brillante, a 
non-narrative dance choreographed by 
George Balanchine. NCDT treated the au- 
dience to a classical ballet set to 

Tchaikovsky's final composition. Complete 
with a principal couple and an ensemble of 
eight, the flurry of leotards and point shoes 
were reminiscent of a high school recital 
piece, yet the dancers were able to express 
a much deeper meaning through their well 
choreographed dance. Kati Hanlon, the fe- 
male principal dancer, seemed nervous at 
first, a little shaky on her pirouettes as if 
she was not quite comfortable in her toe 
shoes. By the end of the piece, however, 
the lead couple combined precision and 
grace that complemented the ensemble \ 
dancing and gave just a tiny hint of the 
company's capability. 

The next piece. Satto , choreographed 
by Aiello, reflected the director's sense of 
creative style and flair. A favorite of the 
audience, the modem ballet involved only 
two principal dancers performing to metro- 
nome-type music. Although the opening 
seemed almost laughable at times with the 
male dancer gyrating solo in a thong, the 
entrance of the female dancer turned the 
laughter into awe. Bordering on contortion, 
the two dancers moved together as if they 
were fluid taking a more concrete form. The 
strength of the male principal and the con- 
trol of the female as they intertwined their 
bodies, seemingly defying nature and grav- 

ity, gave this piece a sexual charge nol of- 
ten found in the world of modern ballet 

The following selection. Feast of Ashes 
, told the story of a Romeo and Juliet type 
of love. Utilizing both modern and classi- 
cal ballet, the combination proved effective 
but almost melodramatic at times. The cos- 
tumes were beautiful and incorporated well 
into the piece as props, not just as articles 
of clothing. However, (he sharp, jerky 
movements that signified the mam charac- 
ter. Adela's oppression were distracting at 
times and took away from the overall dance. 
The final scenes involving Pepe's death and 
Adela's suicide were well danced but the 
concentration on the more modem move- 
ments took away from the overall eruption 
of the scene. 

The final ballet. Rodeo, was the most 
well received by the audience because of 
the piece's enthusiasm and humor Unlike 
the other three selections, this ballet told a 
humorous story depicting the journey oi a 
lone female rancher to find love among the 
uniformly male staff. The first scene intro- 
duced the universal conflict of male ma- 
chismo against female strength tempered 
with infatuation The Cowgirl, danced by 
K.ui Hanolon, did a wonderful jobol ( 

billing skillful dancing with humorous mis- 

haps Both the Head Wranglei and Cham 

pion Roper displayed their dancing as well 
as acting abilities 

The second scene clearly expressed the 
Cowgirl's attraction ami winning of love 
through her dance style and expressiveness 
The square dance at the Ranch House was 
fun and much more laid hack than the othei 
pieces, allowing the audience to enjoy the 
dancing without the worry of technique or 
complicated combinations One ol the most 
enjoyable parts of the final scene was the 
Champion Roper's tap solo which won the 
not only the audience, but also the Cowgirl 


Overall, the North Carolina Dance The- 
atre provided a wonderful evening of talent 
and entertainment for Sewanee The 
Dig was superb, yet the pre recorded music 
took away an important component of dance 
which revolves around the .lancer and the 
music becoming inseparable. Sewanee's 
sound system does not do justice to music 

that can make greater impact il il were n i 
After the performance, however, the danc- 
ers must have let l with the leeluig that the) 
brought a healthy serving ol talent to B 
mountain Which is hungry tor fine arts en- 

Ranting & Raving, continued 

is indigenous to the location of the team city 
(e.g. Miami Dolphins. Green Bay Packers). 
You wouldn't go and name a team the Ten- 
nessee Turn-Coats or the Cowan Cowards. 
Last we heard, there had been no riots or 
even protests on the part of incensed meat 
packers in Green Bay, no complaints trom 
people of Norwegian descent about the Vi- 
kings, and absolutely no word whatsoever 
from pirates upset with the Tampa Bay or- 
ganization. The point is that a team chooses 
a mascot in hopes that it will be something 
n ith which the fans identify. So why all the 
noise about Indians? 

We do have to concede that certain cari- 
catures associated with team mascots are 
inappropriate. For instance, the relentlessly 
grmmng. decidedly cheesy "Chief Wahoo 
ol Cleveland fame could definitely be seen 
as offensive lor several reasons Firsl "I all. 
Ins perfectly harmless demeanor and all-too- 
happy-to-be-laughed-at persona .s reminis- 
cent of the way blacks were portrayed by 
whites during the J.m Crow era. Also, h.s 

fire-engine red skm is a blatantly repugnant 
misrepresentation of the color of someone's 
skm Speaking of skm. the Washington 
Redskins have shown perhaps the least 
amount of taste in naming their team. Al- 
though we have come to expect such be- 
havior from the team which once employed 
the likes of Dexter Manley and Mark 
Rypien. and even though they are 1-0 ver- 
sus the Cowboys this year, there is no ex- 
cuse available for their team such a 
superficial moniker. Their choice is tanta 
mount to calling a team "the crackers" or 
"the wet-backs You don't have to embrace 
P C. ideals to be repulsed by such an insult. 
Quick summation there is no wrong in 
naming a team the Seminoles and having a 

student tide around on a horse pretending 
to he an Indian as long as it is done in a 

dignified manner Uonly becomes wrong 

when an entire culture is reduced to skm 

color andcaricatui 

onanentireK different note, we are 
tremely pleased at the overwhelming num- 

ber of responses we received from our last 
article regarding the keg issue UnfortU 
natelv. the mail was so voluminous that we 
will be unable to respond to each piece in- 
dividually. Yet the issue lives on To our 
unending dismay, the administration did not 
heed our call for the immediate reinstate 
ment of kegs In lad. our wdrsl feat was 

only reinforced on a recent Riursdaj mght. 
At exactly two ticks past the handbook 
specified ll:00p m . the police department 
descended upon the only gathering on the 
campus with all the righteous indignation 
oi , liot Ness and his "Untouchables" I n 
fortunately, when they arrived they found 
neither Al Capone noi Frank Niltobul pool 

I rik Walkei Who was doing nothing more 

than entertaining a few of his close friends 

Do ) ealizethal Sewanee has more po 

lice personnel and vehicles than your avei 
age urban community? Prool the scene 
outside of the ATO house on Saturdaj 
ol Party Weekend. So the situation has come 

10 a head, and the solution though daring, 

is simple. Civil Disobedience Kegs Buy 

them Drink them Invite everyone on cam 
pus over fbl a taste Take the power back 
I he school can t shut us all down. Sure, a 
few fraternities might go down in flames, 
hut then again, we already did The fffl I i 
that we have the ability to determine OUI 
own destiny We can either continue to be 
smothered b> the oppressive forces ol the 
administration, Ol we can define our own 
experience This country was founded on 
rebellion And back then, the penalts fbl 
treason was "to be hanged, cut down while 
still alive, disemboweled ami lorced to 
v. atl h your Organs burned before your eyes. 
then beheaded and quartered"' All we 
might have to do is pa) a fine and risk the 
cruel, unusual, and publich- humiliating "so- 
cial probation" Bui considei die cause— 
populai soven t'S make the Found- 

I aiders (lew women fought) proud. 

1 Broody, Fawn M Thomas Jefft rso 
Intimate History (New Vork V\ W Norton 
&Co., I974)p.l03 

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.Au/i McNeil presides over a game show in Reckless. Photo by Lyn Hutchinson. 

Reckless and Rewarding 

by Kimberly Burke 

Skye Howell gave a stunning performance 
in "Reckless" this weekend. The play, pro- 
duced by Dionysus & Company, ran from 
October 27-29 at the Lamda Chi Alpha house. 
In this small, temporary theater, Sewanee stu- 
dents and residents had the opportunity to 
watch a game show in which three upstand- 
ing members of the community wore card- 
board planets around their heads, Christopher 
Demaree got gussied up in a Santa Claus suit, 
and much more. 

"Reckless" follows the life of Rachel, a 
housewife who runs away from her family 
when her husband tells her that he has taken a 
contract out on her life Through a hilarious 
turn of events, she moves in with a man named 
Lloyd and his deaf, paraplegic wife. Pooty. 
She leams sign language to communicate with 
Pooty, gets a job. and changes her name. Just 
as her new life is established, however, an- 
other turn of events makes her flee the state. 
She proceeds to travel around the country, 
going from psychiatrist to psychiatrist, until 
she straightens out her life and is eventually 
reunited with her son. The play focuses on 
Christmas and the progress Rachel has made 
at this time each year. 

There were several actors whose per- 
formances made the play memorable 
Skye Howell, playing the lead of Rachel, 
made her part convincing by showing the 
full range of her character's emotions. 
Many of the supporting actors played two 
or more parts, allowing them to also show 
the full range of their acting abilities Nikki 
Robertson, playing two psychologists, was 
both funny and touching, and Joshua 
McNeil offered comic relief as both a game 
show host and a talk show host. All of the 
supporting actors helped keep up the pace 
necessary for the complicated script. 

The compact space made the audience 
very attentive, which is necessary for such 
an intricate plot. Sitting just feet from the 
actors was spellbinding. This also enabled 
the audience to see a fascinating aspect ol 
theater which is mostly kept hehmd the 
scenes: an actor getting into character. 
Watching Skye Howell prepare for the next 
scene during those brief moments was 
impressive as she changed from one emo- 
tional extreme to another 

With a well chosen cast, superlative 
acting, and a suitable atmosphere. "Reck- 
less" was an excellent production. 

No Pharmaceutical for the Poisonings of the 

by Trace Roquemore 

After Eavesdropping, the Words of the Women: Let's face it. put down our 
books, stop the incessant care which will ultimately prove useless, and partake in one 
big orgy before we go with gravity. Okay, that may be slightly ridiculous; and some 
of you may enjoy your little bulletin boards, finished chores, and cold drinks next to 
an open window on a breezy day. However, you can't deny that it's a little disconcert- 
ing to find maggots in stuff that you or your friends are eating. Well, 1 won't be 
surprised if the hand that feeds us gets a slap on the wrist, and continues to taint us 
with the unseen. Apparently, and it was exactly that in this case, two women found 
maggots in their yogurt; and it is fortunate that these timely females cried out, be- 
cause onlj the Lord knows how many times I'd thought we were gifted with auto- 
matic coconut sprinkle. In order to think positively, it was necessary for me and a few 
members of the Marriott staff to construct a paradigm lor the benefits of ingesting 
living things. The com lusioD we came to is that life is a parasite; and that any com- 
plaining about the food would not prevent death. Hence. I'll see everyone at the B.C. 

Toothpaste: To compete with "Aim," a new line of bone-scrubbing, mint-smell- 
ing, semi -solid squirt has emerged called "Hit and Miss." Every few inches one gets 
toothpaste that will rcallv clean teeth. 

Philosophy: You are lost. It's no wonder. . what with all the options in the world, 
and none of diem having been studied to their conclusion. Which is better? . . .a life 
of expansion, experiment, and experience? . . .or one of focus, concentration, the 
existence of an Automaton? You may just want to kill your wife and one of her male 
friends. Also, in contribution to the sundering of Buddhism, if you are seeking the 
alleviation of desire, you are still desiring the lack of desire. Also, the aspiration of 
the Buddhist is to eventually become a Zen master - so don't tell me there's no self- 
glorification in Buddhism! Those bald guys just need a little more carnal indulgence 
if you ask yourself. 

Book Review: For yoor benefit and lack of faith, I took the time to check out 
Jesus in a Pop Culture , one of the most ignored books in the theology department's 
collection in the library. The focus of this discussion will be the chapter, "Popping 
with Jesos." Aside from the invigorating title, this is some of the most dry writing 
ever, and not in an intellectual 9ense. For four pages, Tony Jasper lists the names of 
record companies and magazines which have endorsed religious bands. I was calmed 
to discover that, out of 146 record releases in 1976, thirty seven of them were "reli- 
gious." I am touched by the confidence that Christianity is the religion. Outside the 
realm of musical giants, a publisher by the name of Galliard and Reflection boasts of 
being "a place where no one receives a wage." Since we have a sense of humor, and 
are created in God's image, I think that even Jesus would laugh at this. According to 
this book, Jesus needs the commercial world and a press. Maybe a few marches with 
pickets could help spread the word too. 

The New Scoop on Toad-Licking Ladies!: From a protector of an endangered 
species to a buzz-seeker, Leo Mercado has found a new reason to love the Bufo tUvarius 
toad. You've heard of THC and LSD, but perhaps not DMT (dimethyltriptamine). 
These North American toads — the South American version can weigh up to 7 pounds— 
secrete a poisonous venom, which, when dried and smoked, is a potent hallucinogen. 
This stuff is extracted by squeezing the toads' parotoid glands, "like squeezing zits," 
says Mercado. According to "High Times" magazine, you shouldn't try this stuff 
unless you want to feel helpless in the face of the universe, and lose your sense of 
self. Then, they appeal to the heroic side of the reader by remarking. "It's not for the 
novice!" It's true: In the nineties, people need to escape from feeling good. 




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A Legacy of 103 years of Student Journalism 

Gray's Eye 
for Detail 

by Kiley Miller 

Actor, writer and performer Spalding 
Gray ascended to the Plateau on Thursday, 
November 2, 1995. He brought with him a 
penchant for introspection and a display 
of the on-stage power generated when an 
individual develops his vocal and physi- 
cal skills to a level equal to his keen, if 
somewhat odd mind. 

For his Sewanee premiere Gray pre- 
sented his most recent monologue. Gray 's 
Anatomy, which tells of his international 
search for the cure to a rare eye ailment. 
The show opened with Gray seated behind 
a wooden table with a microphone and a 
£lass of water, explaining his condition and 
the possible causes he had uncovered, in- 
cluding a blow to his eye delivered b> an 
■nerzealous dance partner at a 1971 New 
Year's Eve party. A large portion of the 
monologue was dedicated to exposing a 
personality so neurotic lis to remember 
dancing with a dangerous drunk twenty- 
five years later. 

"Maybe it would be okay 
at a northern school, but 
it's not appropriate here." 
-A Junior Student 

Gray took the audience on a strange trip 
through the confusion and chaos of mod- 
em society. His search for alternative heal- 
ing was in character with his distrust of hos- 
pitals. This distrust, he claimed, stemmed 
from his first wife. Renee. director of 
Gray's Anatomy. She had previously 
worked at a hospital and had an affair with 
an obstetrician who had access to liquid 
cocaine. As Gray described it, the couple 
would go into an unoccupied room, "Smear 
(cocaine) on their genitals, light up a doobie 
and go to town" This observation was 
greeted by uproarious laughter from the 
majority of Sewanee'sjeLset. It was, how 
ever, off-color comments like this which 
spurred one junior woman to say that the 
monologue was offensive. "Maybe it 
would be okay at a northern school, but 
Continued on page 15 ^^^^_ 

The Great White University? 

by Angela Ward 

In the recently published 1996 edition 
of The Princeton Review Student Access 
Guide to the Best 309 Colleges, The Uni- 
versity of the South received remarkably 
high ratings for its quality of academics, 
campus life, financial aid, and admissions 
The Princeton Review derives these ratings 
from an anonymous survey in which 56.000 
students at 309 colleges answered questions 
about the quality of their schools. Sewanee 
students who participated in the survey elic- 
ited a positive assessment of the Univer- 

In the academics category, the univer- 
sity rated 94 out of a possible 100 One 
surveyed student described Sewanee as "an 
outstanding liberal arts college," and an- 
other commended Sewanee's "close stu- 
dent/faculty relations." According to the 
guide's authors, the ratings demonstrate that 
"Sewanee students study hard - almost three 
and three quarter hours a day - and live by 
a well-enforced honor code." Regarding 
the honor code, one surveyed student 
claimed, "To cheat, steal, or lie here is like 
smoking marijuana in a police station — 
you're bound to be caught. There is a tre- 
mendous amount of pressure to be a per- 
son of integrity and to perform academi- 

According to the Princeton Review, Sewane 
well-stocked with alcohol. Sound familiar ' 

sions a rating of 84 and the financial aid an 
even higher rating of 92. Regarding cam- 
pus life, students rendered a rating of 90 to 
the quality of life at Sewanee. According 
to the Review, the high ratings demonstrate 
that honesty, happy students, a safe and 
beautiful campus, and a smooth-running 
school are "What's Hot" at Sewanee. while 
the food in town, homogenous student body, 
high cost of living, and discrimination 

Students gave the University's admis- against minorities are "What's Not." The 

A Much-Needed Discussion 

The "Town Meeting's panel of distinguished faculty. Photo by Janie Mebane. 

by Chadwick Wall 

At 7:30 pm on Thursday, November 9. 
one hundred and fifty or more students. 
Sewanee residents, and professors gathered 
in Convocation Hall to observe and partici- 
pate in the scheduled discussion, "Town 
Meeting: The Slate of Race Relations in 
America." The event was moderated by Dr. 
Robert A. Pratt, a Sewanee professor and 
author of the GuStaVUS Myers Outstanding 
Book Award winning The Color qj Their 
Skm Edut ation and Race in Rh hnwiul. \ ir- 

ginia, 1954-1989. Leading the discussion 

u as a panel of six Sewanee faculty and ad- 
ministration members, consisting of Dr. 

Elwood Dunn, Dr. Anita Goodstein, Dr. 
Come Norman. Dean Robert Pearigen, Dr. 
Joselyn Pope, and Chaplain Tom Ward 
During the entire first section of the discus 
sion. Dr. Pratt successfully steered the pre- 
sentation along the single theme ol racism 
in America by directing questions to each 
of the panelists, and allowing opportunities 

e students are happy, well-educated, and 
Public Relations photo. 

authors pay tribute to Sewanee's "gorgeous" 
campus. Gothic architecture, variety of out- 
door opportunities, and the students' "re- 
gional reputatation as drinkers." Mean- 
while, the authors describe the student body 
as "predominantly religious, conservative, 
and Southern, although they note that sur- 
veyed students reported a "new hippie 
movement" penetrating the student persona. 

Continued on page 3 

for reply from the panel and from the audi- 
ence itself Dr Pratt, who originated the idea 
of the discussion and also composed the 
questions at hand, ensured that the discus- 
sum would not become too monotonous by 
directing ilie panel toward a number o( sub 

jects, consisting of the OJ Simpson trial 

and verdict, the recent Million Man Mart Ii 
I oilis Farraldian,and the nature, advantages. 
.in.l disadvantages <>l America's 
multiculturalism Alter each subject had 
seen a considerable amount of discussion, 
the panel opened up the discussion to the 

The admirable coherence and order 
prevalent in the directed discussion ol the 
panelists contrasted heavily with the com- 
paratively disordered and sporadic replies 
l mm the audience given soonalter Because 
of the sudden lack of organization during 
the latter part of the discussion, the deco- 
iiniiol the event suffered heavily Although 
the audience's heartfelt sharing of opinion 
and personal experiences greatly enlivened 
the event, they soon gave way to a free-for- 
all which blew the discussion slightly off 
course. Sadly, the event was deprived of that 
which it so desperately needed: a potentially 
satisfying talk among students of what they 
could do in the future to encourage trans- 
racial interaction and communication here 
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Nov. 18. Th° Maintain Top_Ball 
Get ready for a "night of good 
times," for the Mountain Top Ball 
approacheth. It comes with ex- 
pected excitement, because now we 
know what to expect of this first- 

event. There will be two bands, sat- 
isfying everyone's musical taste 
(that is, if you like swing and funk), 
free food, and a cost-effective cash 
bar, serving up your favorite drinks 
at low prices. What to wear? That's 
up to you. Black tie is "optional." 
Dress, though, is not the important 
element of the evening. The night 
should be a relaxing, let-loose, fun- 
filled evening with your favorite 
profs (who knows? they might be 
snappy dancers). Cravens, 8:00- 

sharp needles, will be happy to vac- 
cinate you for the oncoming flu sea- 
son. Who knows, they might even 
give you a sticker afterward, and I 
am sure that if you ask nicely, they 
will hold your hand while they pro- 
ceed with the shot. You have to call 
beforehand to schedule an appoint- 
ment (X1270), and the $7 fee can be 
charged to your University account. 

Nov. 18-Dec. 30. Christmas Carols 
Instead of going caroling this year, 
why not have someone carol for 
you. Opryland promises to deliver 
a heart warming show in the true 
spirit of Christmas. So check out 
"country carols" in the show that 
last year received "rave reviews." 
Shows start at 7:00 p.m. 

Pipe Dreams Come True: A year and a half of work is nearly 
complete on the new St. Luke's Chapel pipe organ, a versatile new 
instrument that contains pieces of the old Guerry Auditorium organ 
Students and faculty can expect to enjoy the melodious sounds of 
this eclectic (but not electric!) instrument next semester 

Nov. 20. Dr Moham mad Yunus. 
Besides the fact that he has a cool 
name, Dr. Yunus is known interna- 
tionally for his work in "Grassroots 
Capitalism," a specialty of our own 
Dr. Mohiuddin (see interview p. 7.) 
They've called CNN about this 
one— no joke. Don't miss this 
chance to see a real live world au- 
thority and activist in person. 4:30 
in Convocation Hall. 

Winter. Flushois. Come on! It will 
be fun! Everybody's doing it. Don't 
be afraid to take a trip down to the 
University Health Service where the 
good folks, with kind souls and 

Dec. 2. Pipd Piper Concerts for 
Christmas . If your relatives still 
don't think that you are big enough 
to sit at the big person's table... well, 
who needs adult conversation any- 
way? The Tennessee Performance 
Center presents a Christmas concert 
with the theme "Twas the night be- 
fore Christmas." It should be a night 
of mystical childhood wonder, ex- 
ploring the all-too-familiar innocent 
view of Christmas. Besides, TPAC 
promises post-concert cookies and 
milk. So if you can tear yourself 
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Town, continued 

at Sewanee. Audience members often ex- Dr. Pratt aiul the panel, all in all, were 

Warren Holt 

Last Wednesday at 10:48 the shot heard 
round the campus was fired, and an e-mail 
brawl concerning Bacchus began. Fresh- 
man Dan Barnhart accelerated the oV 
Sewanee rumor mill by forewarning others 
of the "Bacchus Dictator," who had suppos- 
edly turned a freshman over to the police 
for underage drinking. The c-student mes- 
sage sarcastically supported drunk driving 
to avoid the legal dangers of riding Bacchus. 
and suggested the formation of a commit- 
tee to "Impeach the Bacchus Dictator." The 
rumor mill was indeed a' churning, but so 
was the Sewanee e-mail defense squad. 

Within two hours a retaliation occurred. 
Camille Gleaton sent the first message in 
defense of the Bacchus dictator. This stated 
that one rider, an alumnus, not a freshman. 
had been turned in due to repeated accounts 
of difficult behavior. The message said that 
the alumnus had even tried to ride on the 
roof of the bus. Along with setting the cam- 
pus straight, Camille Gleaton took a swing 
in retaliation at Dan Barnhart. by mention- 
ing that he must be a freshman due to his 
trust in the Sewanee Rumor Mill. 

The obligatory actions of an e-mail 
scuffle went underway as five more c-stu- 

dent messages were released. Some wished 
to spread the rumor and some just wanted 
to clear their names. Somehow, even a Shel 
Silverstein poem found its way into 
everyone's e-mail. When there is a good e- 
mail fight, let the good times roll. 

According to the Bacchus driver who 
contacted the police, no students and only 
one alumnus were arrested after nearly caus- 
ing the Bacchus bus to topple into the lake 
near Trez dormitory by making repeated 
attempts to ride on the roof of the van. In 
acknowledgment of his misunderstanding, 
Mr. Barnhart sent the driver involved in the 
incident a very polite, and friendly apology 
for starting the conflict. 

Chris Piromalli, president of Bacchus, 
states that Bacchus is not in any way, in 
opposition to drinking; it is an organization 
that has the purpose of supporting "alcohol 
awareness and the prevention of driving 
under the influence." He also wanted to 
show his support for the driver involved in 
the incident, and would like to affirm that 
she was following standard procedure when 
the arrest occurred. Yes indeed. Bacchus 
rises from the dirt cloud created in the e- 
mail scuffle in armor still unscathed by the 
sword of social criticism. 

pressed many of their feelings, and a scant 
number of such ideas, in brief, through 
subtle jabs at certain individuals, racial 
groups, social classes, and educational sys- 
tems and institutions Moments after an au- 
dience member related an opinion or an ex- 
perience, another person would hurl out 
a counter-blow or a widely divergent opin- 
ion or experience, giving the observer or 
participant a warring mass of suggestion, but 
no way to examine solid opinions and in- 
fluence anyone else present. n the room In 
the final analysis, one present could acquaint 
himself or herself with a wide array of opin- 
ions, but reach few conclusions while caught 
amid the clamor, which ultimately sounded 
a bit like a bunch of magpies squawking out 
of unison. 

Rankings, continued 

the highlight of the show, rite with highly 
intriguing discussion and usually well- 
founded opinions. Given another session to 
discuss the topic of racism in America, or 
an) "ther topic, it would prove most effec- 
tive lor both the education of students it 
Dr. Pratt moderated a small panel of stu- 
dent volunteers, widely diverse in opinions 
and experiences. This would make for an 
even more exciting event If students could 
hear from others of their own age. from in- 
dividuals with firm convictions (and pre- 
pared opening speeches), Sewanee could 
give birth to one of its most relevant and 
needed learning experiences 

Tennessee Sportsman 

by Frazer Buntin 

Sewanee is located in a hotspot for prime 
outdoor adventures. Anyone who has felt 
the explosion of a largemouth bass leaping 
from glassy water or seen a group of deer 
standing alert as they sense the tension in 
the air knows that the Franklin County area 
provides an opportunity for great hunting 
and fishing all year round. 

This is a great time to get in some good 
fishing in the last few weeks of the active 
season. The fish have slowed down their 
activity some and are feeding earlier in the 
afternoon because of the change in the 
weather. Fishing a plastic worm slowly 
around structures such as underwater logs 
or stumps can produce some nice large- 
mouth bass. Remember though, if you think 
that you are fishing too slow, fish slower. A 
Texas rig on your worm will prevent snags, 
hut a Carolina rig will stir up a little action 
on the bottom. 

There are several great fishing lakes on 
the domain that are easily accessible. The 
pond by Saint Mary's and the golf course 
pond are two decent small ponds if you just 
want to fish from the bank. Lake O'Donnell 
and Jackson Lake are two good large ponds 
if you can get a boat or a canoe to use. Al- 
ways remember to ask permission before 
fishing in someone else's water. If you are 
looking for bigger waters you can venture 
off of the mountain to either Tims Ford lake 
near Winchester or Woods Reservoir near 
Pelham. I recommend the back waters of 

the Elk River to get away from the crowds. 
A trip to these lakes will take more plan- 
ning yet they can make for an exciting day 
and great fishing. 

Another late season activity that can 
make for a fun afternoon is dove hunting. 
This type of hunting is one of my favorite 
things to do because is so laid-back. After 
the pre- season work is done, there is noth- 
ing left to do but hunt. The early seasons 
are over but a third season opens up again 
in December. Unfortunately, there are no 
places on the domain to dove hunt, but I 
recommend going down the mountain and 
simply asking local farmers if they would 
mind you trying one of their fields Look 
for fields with com crops, sunflowers, or 
wheat, which doves are attracted to for feed- 
ing. This technique has worked for me on 
many occasions. Although there are fewer 
doves now. the ones that you find are plump 
from summer feeding. A great recipe for 
doves is to wrap them in a strip of bacon 
and add sauces while grilling to a dark 
brown. Leftovers can be cut up and mixed 
with wild rice for later occasions. 

Here are some nearby dates to remem- 
ber: bow season opened for deer Septem- 
ber 30, squirrel season is really almost al- 
ways open, and fishing is all year round If 
you are not already interested in any of the 
activities that I mentioned in the article, I 
strongly recommend them to you The out- 
doors is a great place to escape and find the 
real spirit of life. 

Sewanee's ratings placed the university 
in the top 20 schools in five out of 63 cat- 
egories in which the 309 surveyed schools 
were ranked. Sewanee was ranked fourth 
out of the 309 colleges for its beautiful cam- 
pus, fifth for its happy students, and twelfth 
for its professors' ability to "bring material 
to life." its professors' accessibility, and its 
quantity of beer. 

Although the ratings in the Student Ac- 
cess Guide are derived from student surveys, 
many Sewanee students disagree with vari- 
ous aspects of the publication's assessment 
of Sewanee. Senior Susan Baskett, for in- 
stance, denounces the guide's description of 
Sewanee's student body as "predominantly 
religious, conservative, and Southern." 
According to Ms. Baskett, "How many 
Sewanee students, besides the choir and a 
core group of church-goers, do you know 
who go to church every Sunday? No. 
Sewanee is not 'predominantly religious.' 
and it's not 'predominantly conservative.' 

Meanwhile, in response to one surveyed 
student's assertion that "you're bound to he 
caught" for cheating, stealing, or lying in 
Sewanee. sophomore Tyler Deitz claims. 
"You're not always going to get caught in 
Sewanee." Nonetheless. Ms Deitz agrees, 
"Most [Sewanee students] have enough in- 
tegrity that they don't do it anyway." 

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evaluation as that of The Princeton Review 
and other popular publications such as U.S. 
News & World Report'*, guide to "Americas 
Best Colleges," which ranked The Univer- 
sity of the South 27th among 161 national 
liberal arts colleges evaluated. 

Some students, for example, feel that 
Sewanee is underranked. According to Ms 
Baskett. "It makes me feel good to know 
we're ranked really well, but on the other 
hand, I know students at schools ranked 
higher than us who say their academics are 
easier and that their school is not that much 
fun. I wonder who [the Princeton Review) 
interviews. I've been here for four years. 
and I've never met one student who's been 
interviewed " Meanwhile, other students 
believe Sewanee is overrated by such pub 
lu ations. Senior Gill Austin claims. 'Tm 
psyched to be ranked higher because n 
makes my degree more valuable, but 
(Sewanee) is not good enough to be ranked 
where it is " 

Whether the rankings are reliable or not. 
Sewanee's ratings are undeniably high, and 
its profiles certainly paint a generally posi 
live portrait ol the university Whether these 

rankings affect people's opinion ol Sewanee 
is subject to debate According t<> freshman 

Kan Palmmlier. "I think Sewanee's ratings 
are great, hut I don'l pay much attention." 
Alter all. as Ms Palmmlier notes, "You can 
get a good education anywhere you go it 
you work hard College is totally what you 
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by Jonathan Meiburg 

Editor . 

This was Vice-President Tom Kcpple's 
answer at a Sewanee community meeting 
held last Wednesday to discuss the situation 
of Emerald-Hodgson Hospital. And they're 
a bit frightening, given the nature of the 
question he was asked: "Are there any cir- 
cumstances you can think of under which 
the University would consider looking into 
or revoking the lease on the hospital?" 
"No." he said. 

"Hypothetically. negligent deaths, alter- 
ations of medical records, anything you can 
think of?" 

The hospital, an institution nearly one 
hundred years old, has recently come under 
fire for a series of legal proceedings involv- 
ing one of its doctors. And yes, a negligent 
death suit has been filed. The story that leads 
up to the suit is so long and complicated 

first high Wind thai comes along, you will 

be uprooted and blown away, ami probably 
will never know the reason 

In trial testimony, Vickie Wheeley. Head 
of Medical Records at Emerald-Hodgson. 
was asked the following questions: 
Q. Ms. Wheeley, when you received this 
bulletin in your department and read it, 
what did you think was being referred to 
as the man that you are working for? 
A. I took it to mean that we were to back 
up Dr. Costa. 

Q. And what did you understand was in- 
dicated to be the consequences if you gave 
unfavorable testimony? 
A. We would not be employed there any 

Q. And who actually distributed it? 
A. Renaye Smith did. 

The memo and Ms. Wheeley 's testimony 
suggest a frightening picture of 
adminstrative abuse of power at the hospi- 
tal. If these examples are any indication of 



Since becoming Director of the Univer- 
sity Gallery, 1 have insisted that we partici- 
pate in World AIDS. Day. Each year on 
December first museums, galleries and in- 
dividual artists choose to remember those 
individuals who have succumbed to this 
modern plague. In the late 1980s the Visual 
AIDS project was launched in New York. 
That first year, all of the major museums 
agreed to shroud a work as a symbolic ges- 
ture of remembering. One of the famous 
works covered was Picasso's portrait of 
Gertrude Stem Since that time, the Visual 
AIDS project has gone international in 
scope Two years ago in Paris, a gianl 
condom was placed over the obelisque de 
luxor. So what do all these actions achieve'* 
They serve as reminders via the media about 
the realities of the H 1 V virus We set aside 
one day to re-educate the public that AIDS. 
is Mill with us and that the only viable cure 
is to prevent infection in the first place 

Last year the Gallery hosted an exhibit 
of late works by the nationally known artist 
Robert Moore. Moore died from complica- 
tions due to AIDS, in the previous year. 
Since then his partner Brian Hogan, |who 
generously lent most of the works], has also 
passed away for the same reason. How could 
we not participate this year 

One irate critic of the Universit) 
Gallery's participation in this event stated 

should the Gallery Director of each and 
every Museum/Gallery be < onsidering 1 los- 
ing on a more regular bash to commemo- 
rate every disease, plague, genocide, 
kristallnacht, mass killing that decimated 
-,/,, immunity'? By extrapolation, 

Galleries should perhaps even consider bar- 
ring thepublh from viewing any works re- 
lated lo this issue.,.. 

Do we do our community any service by 
ignoring the event? Out of this long diatribe. 
our critic came forward with a very good 
idea. The University Gallery will host a day 
long discussion about the impact of A.I D S 
on the arts on Friday December 1 . 1995 from 
900am to Noon and from 1:30 to 4:00 in 
the Gallery Offices IGu 22]. The conversa- 

tion will be continuous and conducted on a 
drop-in basis. The University Gallery, in 
observance of World A.I.D.S. Day, will be 


Steven Michael Vroom 

Director. The University Gallery 


Before anything else, 1 need to respond 
to a lettter of complaint that the Purple re- 
ceived some time ago regarding our han- 
dling of letters to the Editor. The policy of 
the Purple, as you can see above in the 
masthead, allows for the editing of all sub- 
missions for "length, language, or matters 
of excessively poor taste." which is more 
or less the same policy adhered to by the 
rest of the journalistic world. Despite this. 
I would like to assure would-be writers that 
we will make every effort to notify the au- 
thors of letters of substantial changes in 
the content of their work. 

I've been asked occasionally why 1 don't 
ease up on the administration; "Don't you 
have anything good to say about them?" 
Well. yes. 1 do. but that's not really the pur- 
pose of the editorial page of the newspa- 
per Among other functions, the Purple 
serves as one of the only places from which 
anyone on campus can throw stones at the 
bottom floor of Walsh-Ellett I think it's 
good for the administration to have a sort 
of gadfly. I expect that the new staff of the 
paper will continue this tradition. 

For those who doubt that I can come up 
with something positive, however, I offer 
this proof that even the Sewanee adminis- 
tration manifests something of the quirki- 
ness ol this place Last week. Dean Jones 
sent out an e-mail offering to loan his tux- 
edo to anyone who wanted it for the Moun- 
tain lop Ball, and fearlessly included all of 
his measurements! I cannot imagine an- 
other college at which a member of the ad- 
ministration would offer the shirt off his or 
her back to the students for free. It's re- 
markable to me how close the 
adminstratii in, faculty, and students remain 
at this University. Let's keep it that way. 
It has been a privilege serving you as 


Jonathan Meiburg, c '97 

r him; speak well of him; stand by him and sta 
itution he represents. If put to a pinch, an ou 
is worth a pound of cleverness. If you must 
L n and eternally disparage— resign your po<. 
en you are outside, damn to your heart's co: 
ong as you are part of the institution do not cor 
ou do that, you are loosening the tendrils th 
r you to the institution, and at the first high win 
along, you will be uprooted and blown awa^ 

that it could hardly fit on this page; among 
other things, it involves a now-famous (and 
failed, according to the WinchesterWeraW- 
Chronicle) libel suit filed by Dr. Costa of 
the hospital against Chris and Thomas 
Carlson. Dr. Carlson is a professor at the 

The most eyebrow-raising event of that 
trial occurred when it was discovered that 
Renaye Smith, chief administrator of Emer- 
ald-Hodgson, had distributed a memo to all 
hospital employees, including those who 
were to testify at the trial, soon before the 
trial began. The memo speaks for itself: 

If you work for a man, in Heaven 's name, 
work for him. If he pays you wages which 
supply you bread and butter, work for him; 
speak well of him; stand by him and stand 
by the institution he represents. If put to a 
pinch, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound 
of cleverness. If you must vilify, condemn, 
and eternally disparage— resign your posi- 
tion, and when you are outside, damn to your 
heart's content, but as long as you are part 
of the institution, do not condemn it. If you 
do that, you are loosening the tendrils tluit 
are holding you to the institution, and at the 

normal operating procedure at Emerald- 
Hodgson, perhaps all is not well. 

Back to Dr. Kepple's comment, which 
requires a bit more background to under- 
stand. The University is very reluctant to 
become involved with the hospital, since the 
current leaseholders. HCA/Columbia, take 
financial reponsibility for the hospital out 
of the University's hands. When the Uni- 
versity administrated the hospital, it caused 
substantial financial difficulties. Dr. Kepple 
admitted this when he said, at the meeting, 
that "We're not in the business of running a 
hospital. We're in the business of higher 

This is, «f course, true. However, it 
seems to me that if this is the hospital where 
students will go in an emergency situation 
(not to mention other community members), 
and if there appear to be any problems that 
might keep students from receiving proper 
care, the University might do well to try to 
keep its leaseholders honest. It certainly 
didn't bother them to threaten the Clock 
Doc's lease last year when he was printing 
those awful license plates— but then, he's 
not a big corporation. 


by Montgomery Maguire and Scott Nystrom 

...will return next semester. 

November 16, 1995 

The Sewanee Purple 

Page 5 


Enduring Revolution: A Student's Experience in Cuba 

D t Greg flautista 

• teg Bautisia is a student 
inesvffle, Georgia studying poliu- 

, ,,/ fotravi led io Cuba August I- 

attend the Cuba Lives International 

I remember Standing on the side of the 
street as thousands of Cubans and visitors 
from abroad walked before me in a great 
of excitement They were either sing- 
ing or .banting, waving the Cuban flag or 
;n banners, dancing or proudly march- 

: mj I Stood OUt ol the way under- 
neath a balcony to interview Senaira. a short, 
old Cuban woman of African de- 
nt. Senaira told me she came on this hot 
Havana day to witness the Cuba Lives In- 
ternational Youth Festival and to participate 
in the march against the U.S. embargo — 
known in Cuba as el bloqueo ("the block- 

While staying with a Cuban family, I 
spoke to native students my age. One 
wanted to know about life in the United 
States. "What do you do in your free time?" 
and "Is it true that education is very expen- 
sive there?" I was a little embarassed to 
say that yes, education is expensive for 
many. I added that the quality of my educa- 
tion at Sewanee is excellent, but I admitted 
that many Americans couldn't afford a col- 
lege education even with loans. Cubans 
spoke proudly of near-zero unemployment 
and illiteracy rates; guaranteed, free health 
care; free education at all levels for every- 
one; food for every person in society; and 
the social advance of all people together 
(particularly women, the elderly, blacks and 
the poor). 

During my interview, I asked some of 
the same questions. "What is life like for 
you?" and "What do you think about the 
bloqueoT Senaira felt proud to be able to 
say that on the day of the August 5, 1994 
riot she was part of an even larger group of 
Cubans who arrived and successfully 
-topped the rioting, all of them Cuban ci- 
ilians in support of the government. This 
. ommitment exemplifies the enduring po- 

litic., 1 onsciousness ol the l 

ban Revolution, a consciousness tint moti- 
vated Cubans like Senaira to oppose the not 
I noments alter our interview, we 
heard Fidel Castro presenting a speech to 
the ^00.000 marchers who came to I lavana 

Those who filled the streets miles awaj I rum 
the podium heard his it echoed 

down a series of loudspeakers "What did 
our enemies abroad and their allies inside 
our countt omprise a shrinking mi- 

nority) want?" ' astro asked, m reference to 
the riot of August 5, l u 94. "They aimed to 

and pooi \\\ ing onditions -.purred by 

the U.S. embargo on an already inefficient 

sconom] many Americans,. the sight ol 

i heading toward i lorida in rafts be- 

came.i familiar old image as more and more 

Cubans lelt the island. 

Th government recently adopted 

a new policv to end the problems faced h\ 
expatriates attempting to escape by means 
ol hijackings, dangerous travel on unsafe 
makeshift rafts and shrimp boats, and vari- 
ous other illegal activities Fidel Castro in- 

ubans thai all barricades would be 

A Congo band met delegates to the Youth Festival outside the gate of the Otto 
Parehada thermo-electrical plant in Havana. Photo by Greg Bautista. 

provoke a bloody confrontation, to force us 
to use weapons." The crowd immediately 
cheered because they knew exactly why a 
bloody confrontation had not occurred: Cu- 
bans defending their beliefs and supportive 
of the government did not tolerate the anti- 
government riot, and they worked together 
to stop the "disturbance" 

But what inspired the riot in the first 
place? Throughout the spring of 1994. many 
Cubans headed for the U.S. Some came to 
escape socialism, others because they sup- 
ported socialism but not Castro's leadership, 
and still others because they supported the 
government but needed to escape food short- 

lifted for travel to the United States; Cuban 
authorities would not rum back or arrest any- 
one seeking to come to the United States 
without U.S. permission. 

A new crisis suddenly emerged with the 
Cuban government's modified migration 
policies. In the month that followed, over 
30.000 would leave the island headed for 
Miami. Aware of the effects that "another 
Mariel" could have on Florida and the U.S. 
in general. President Clinton began reject- 
ing entry to Cuban exiles, ordering that asy- 
lum and protection would no longer be 'au- 
tomatically' granted to those leaving Cuba. 
Coast Guard agents were prepared to either 

send rafters back to the island or hold them 
it the U.S. naval base in Guantanamo 

Senaira described those two difficult 
months and told me about the crises and the 

experiences of people she knew and loved 
I am too old, she told me in a weary voice. 
"But I have many close, dear friends who 
did indeed leave to Miami all in that 
What can one do?" Frequent black-outs and 
long water sen ice interruptions, a shot 

l .1 .ill basic toiletries, a drastic need lor items 

as basic .1^ medicine and paper, and a se- 

shortage of food sur- 

ted me everywhere I went in Cuba 

I uxuries like telephone- a ars were 0b- 

\ unisK scarce and mosl ol the people I knew 

rode bicycles Ol crowded onto decaying 

Though the U.S. and Cuba look small 

steps for a short-term solution to their con 
flicting interests, the relentless Cold-Wat 
struggle of ideologies remained character- 
ized by aggravating rhetoric and misconcep- 
tions on both sides I he crisis of August 
1994 struck Cuba from the inside, resulting 
in thousands of defections, and from the 
outside, with the re-imposition and escala- 
tion Ol broader sanctions against Cuba 
August 5 has acquired special historical sig- 
nificance and more than likely it will be 
celebrated by Cubans each year as a sym- 
bol of Cuba's perseverance. 

Regarding the future of Cuba, my room- 
mates and I spoke in private to eight of the 
women responsible for maintaining the 
building we lived in. We found that some 
had qualms with Fidel Castro on specific- 
questions, such as neoliberal reforms or the 
democratic legitimacy of a 35-year presi- 
dency. In fact, two of them said they prob- 
ably would not vote for him if given a suit- 
able alternative. However, all the women 
we spoke to were adamant in their defense 
of Cuba's basic socialist ideals, none of them 
fell that they could ever support capitalism 
Without serious consideration ol the signifi- 
cance of this dynamic view. U.S. policy to- 
ward Cuba will remain insufficient to pre- 
pare lor what ma> actually happen when 
Fidel Castro's presidency ends 

Fred and the Discipline Committee 

by Geoffrey Kohl 

The now notorious "Fred" incident 
Purple 1 1/2) likely would have resulted in 
fines m excess of $400, social probation, 
mandatory attendance at a drug education 
program, and extensive community service 
1 1 >r the perpetrator. Rather than facing Dean 
Pearigen. Fred, based on his previously 
clean record, would have been punished by 
the Discipline Committee. Barring further 
antics, Fred's required reparations would 
accord to established precedents. The com- 
mittee that would sentence defiled Fred is 
composed of fellow students, well aware of 
the rigorous social schedule that college stu- 
dents endure, and sensitive to virgin offend- 
ers such as Fred. 

The bicameral nature of the university's 
sentencing process insures that delinquents 
will face either Dean Pearigen or a jury of 
peers. The Student Handbook states that the 
Dean will handle "most routine matters," but 
"some matters" will be dealt with by the 
Discipline Committee. One might question 
wherein lies the bridge between the Dean's 
office and the Discipline Committee. Mul- 
tiple offense cases (such as the combined 
offenses of common source, marijuana pos- 
session, and physical violence — i.e. Fred s 
evening of debauchery) are deemed unusual, 
thereby sidestepping the Dean's office, and 
heading directly to the Discipline Commit- 
tee. "Unusual" generally refers to infrac- 
tions of multiple offenses, according to Dean 
Pearigen. When an unusual, perhaps cre- 

ative, infraction occurs, then the Discipline 
Committee is needed to determine a pun- 
ishment that does not tail within the bound- 
aries of typical punishments specified in the 
student handbook. 

In what Dean Peangen calls an "effort 
idify" student disciplinary infractions, 
, iany punishments can be found ready-to- 
serve in the student handbook. Use of mari- 
juana, for example, does not require review 
by the Discipline Committee; rather, a com- 
mon marijuana infraction is dealt with by 
Dean Pearigen and will lead to "social pro- 
bation and mandatory attendance at a drug 
education program/evaluation as well as 
$100 fine and 10 hours of community ser- 
vice." The punishments for illegal drugs, 
public display of alcohol, alcohol abuse, 
drunk driving, and social host (negligent 
checking of IDs, failure to close party on 
time, etc.) infractions are explicitly detailed, 
which means that sympathy pleas will most 
likely be disregarded. According to Dean 
Pearigen the standard correctional proce- 
dures that the handbook denotes will con- 
tinue to be enforced; the punishment is 
rarely lessened, as laxity would lessen the 
effectiveness of codifying the disciplinary 


Both Sikes Ragan, chairman of the Dis- 
cipline Committee, and committee advisor 
Dean Pearigen, admire that the committee 
is a diverse group of students disciplining 
their peers. Students elected to the Disci- 
pline Committee include Sikes Ragan. 
Kathryn Ingram. Katie Littleton. Mary Carol 

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Fred's party, again. Photo by Kim Burke. 
Harris, Steven Howell. Cal Menzies, Alice 
Gray Odom, Jaret Pfiuger, and Lauren 
Powell. The student-run committee both 
lessens Dean Pearigen's disciplinary 
workload (he still deals with eighty to ninety 
percent of discipline problems, the so-called 
"routine'' infractions) and increases student 
respect for discipline, as decided by their 
peers. Students like Fred are not quite as 
common as single-offense perpetrators, and 
an organized judicial system of peers insures 
•'Freds" that they will receive due punish- 
ments from a jury that is aware of the social 
options from which students may choose. 

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November 16, 1995 

And Then There Were Women 

It's been 75 years since women in America got the right to vote, and a mere 26 since the first female students enrolled 
in the freshman class at Sewanee. The articles in this section represent a variety of viewpoints on women s education 
at Sewanee, in the United States, and in the world. Photographs culled from theUniversity archives paint an often 
surprising picture of women at Sewanee and attitudes towards them. First, some history, by Stephanie Shepherd 

From the Purple Playmate to Phi Beta Kappa 

Before the fall of 1969 ihe Sewanee 
Purple regularly featured a "Purple Girl of 
the Week" This included a picture of a girl, 
sometimes in a bikini, with a caption like 
-Purple Playmate of the week.. " or "The 
Purple 's Faster Bunny is..." Sewanee stu- 
dents WOUld submit a picture of their girl- 
friend »>r homecoming date lor publication 
in the Purple (see picture below). Around 
1966 the Purple made a concession to the 
changing limes. Abandoning the title 
'Purple Girl of the Week", it became the 
"Purple Presents" This feature mysteri- 
ously disappeared with Ihe advent of women 
undergraduates m the fall of 1969. 

It is a mistake, however, to assume thai 
women were not a part of the University 
before 1969. The first two women were ad- 
mitted to Sewanee in I S96 for the Summer 
School n| Music, but they were not consid- 
ered candidates for degrees In 1909 Vice- 
Chancellor Wiggins proposed a college for 
women be established on the mountain with 
the help of Miss Laura Drake Gill The col- 

In September 1968 it was suggested 
the University establish a new men's 
college, a women's college, a two year 
medical school, and a two year law 
school. The money for these projects 
never materialized. 

lege would be in the tradition of Radcliffe 
and Barnard, but the project was abandoned 
when Dr. Wiggins died shortly there alter 
Then again in 1911 the Trustees enlisted 
Miss Gill's help in trying to establish this 
women's college. They had even chosen 

Clara's Point to be the campus site, but they 
were not able to raise the funds During the 
twenties, thirty-nine women attended 
Sewanee for summer school, but there were 
never more than six at a lime. In 1937 and 
1938 the University held a summer French 
s( hool at which 53 of the students were fe- 
male Between 1942 and 1947. during the 
second world war. 75 women attended sum- 
mer school, five of which attended school 
during regular session Finally, in 1962. 100 
women came to Sewanee for summer school 
and resided in Hunter dormitory. Although 
these women were able to participate in the 
Sewanee experience, they were not consid- 
ered to be eligible for degrees or other stu- 
dent distinctions 

The process through which women were 
finally admitted to Sewanee as regular de- 
gree candidates evolved from the idea to es- 
tablish a women's college. In September 
1968 it was suggested the University estab- 
lish a new men's college, a women's col- 
lege, a two year medical school, and a two 
— -^— ^~ -~~ year law school. The 
money for these projects 
never materialized. In re- 
sponse to this failure to 
raise funds the Trustees 
finally voted that the Uni- 
versity must admit 
women by 1969. 
In 1969 the female popu- 
lation of Sewanee in- 
creased by 82 freshman. 
23 transfers students (sophomore and jun- 
iors), as well as three students from sum- 
mer school. Despite a 3: 1 males-lo-females 
ratio, the women wasted no time in making 
their mark on Sewanee. The first year they 
were eligible for Valedictorian Linda Mayes 


received that honor. During the next ten 
years, eight of the salutatorians and vale- 
dictorians were women. According to ar- 
ticles in the Sewanee Purple, the issues sur- 
rounding the entry of women into the every 
day life of Sewanee 
were not* academic. 
Many editorials ex- 
pressed the need for 
open dorms, social op- 
tions outside the frater- 
nity system, and estab- 
lishing physical educa- 
tion classes for girls like 
modern dance and 
horseback riding, in- 
stead more academic 

concerns. In contrast, a Sewanee graduate 
from the class of '77 noted. "Professors 
sometimes treated women differently; there 
was a double standard on campus. We 
weren't necessarily concerned about it at the 
time because we were not prepared to fight 
against it. We came from a time when 
women expected less. Also, the sports were 
not equal for men and women it took legis- 
lation to change that." 

Twenty six years later, female students 
have become an integral part of the Sewanee 
experience. According to admissions sta- 
tistics, the student population is now 49% 
female. Women students have also had an 
impact on academics. 

come a long way from only having modern 
dance, horseback riding, and synchronized 
swimming for women's sports. Now there 
are nine varsity sports, the same number as 
for men. as dictated by Title IX of the Edu- 

"Professors sometimes treated women 
differently; there was a double standard 
on campus. We weren't necessarily con- 
cerned about it at the time because we 
were not prepared to fight against it. 
We came from a time when women ex- 
pected less." — a 1977 graduate 

cation Amendments of 1972. It is interest- 
ing to note that, according to admissions. 1 52 
men participate in varsity sports while only 
109 women participate. One senior athlete 
stated. "Women's sports are not supported 
by the student body or the guys' teams, spe- 
cifically soccer and basketball in which there 
are both male and female teams." 

Socially women have changed. There are 
now seven local sororities and two "sorority 
houses". Unlike the fraternities' facilities, 
these houses are residential in nature and do 
not lend themselves towards social gather- 

Conlinued on page 7 

Ratio of Male to Female m 




1979 M:F 

1995 M:F 



2 1 

Fine Arts 
















♦These majors were chosen because of 
availability for comparison. 

These statistics show a trend of female 
students towards certain majors like French, 
Fine Arts, and Psychology. Anthropology 
and Theater also have a high ratio of females 
to males. Like many other universities in 
the U.S., women at Sewanee tend to avoid 
"traditionally male" fields of study like eco- 
nomics and history. 

In talking with female students about the 
academic atmosphere at this University 
many claim to have heard about unfair treat- 
ment of women within the classroom, but 
most have not experienced it personally. 
These women also do not feel the adminis- 
tration or even other students would think 
unequal treatment is a problem at Sewanee. 

In other aspects of University life fe- 
males seem to have gained equal benefits. 
For example, there are now 7 women's dor- 
mitories as opposed to only 5 male dormi- 
tories, as well as 5 co-ed dorms. (Although 
it is still more difficult for women to obtain 
single rooms.) Just four years ago women 
students were complaining about the dor- 
mitories, but with the renovations to 
Johnson, Hoffman, and Cleveland as well 
as the new Hodgson Dormitory there is less 
cause to complain. The University has also 

November 16, 1995 

The Sewanee Purple 

Page 7 

Seeking a Global Perspective 

. . . ....... ...... .1. k„ ,i.« A m „r;™n« tnu/anU the customs of the people of Beijing 

hv A ndria Warren 

Sewanee Professor Yasmeen Mohiuddin 
traveled to Beijing. China in September to 
participate in two simultaneous conferences 
addressing issues faced by women from all 
parts of the world. At the NGO Forum, an 
inclusive gathering of 40,000 women repre- 
senting non-governmental organizations 
from all over the world. Dr Mohiuddin pre- 
sented a workshop entitled, "Economic Em- 
powerment of Women; Constraints and So- 
lutions" She was also an observer at the 
Fourth World Conference on Women, spon- 
sored by the United Nations, a gathering of 
government representatives from 180 na- 
tions. , 

The study of women and their economic 
roles has been an area of concentration for 
Mohiuddin throughout her academic career. 
She said that the study of women in the 
economy is for her, "my academic interest 
and an issue of personal importance. It is 
not only the subject that I study, but it is also, 
for me. a passion." Mohiuddin has researched 
this topic extensively and she has served as a 
consultant on this issue to the World Bank 
and to the United Nations. In her presenta- 
tion she discussed the merits of different 
methods of giving poor women the capabil- 
ity to improve their conditions through the 
establishment of credit programs. 

At the NGO conference Dr. Mohiuddin 
was struck that women from so many parts 
of the world came together. Dominant cul- 
tural groups were represented as well as mi- 
nority groups such as Australian Aborigines 
and Native Americans. Despite their diver- 
sity, the women quickly found that they 
shared common experiences. Mohiuddin 
described the bond that she developed with 
the other participants by saying. "Most of the 
time I didn't identify myself as an Ameri- 
can, or a Pakistani, or a teacher. I felt as if I 
had been released from the attributes that 
define me. and I could relate to the others as 
a woman first, and as anyone else later." 

An atmosphere of acceptance was created, 
Mohiuddin believes, because everyone felt 
that she could tell her story or share her opin- 
ion without fearing criticism. Violence 

against women, basic human rights that 
should be accorded to women of all cul- 
tures, and status of female children in dif- 
ferent parts of the world were some of the 
issues discussed at the conference. 

Mohiuddin felt that communication 
among the participants was easy and hap- 
pened naturally. She did explain, however. communication between the women 
attending the conference and the native 
people of Beijing was often difficult be- 
cause of the language barrier, and she was 
at times disappointed by the lack of toler- 

ance shown by the Americans towards the 
residents of the city 

and their customs. 
She expressed frus- 
tration that some of 
the same partici- 
pants who were 
able to see past the 
cultural differences 
of the women at- 
tending the confer- 
ence were unable 
to act in a similar manner to the different 

"Most of the time I didn't identify myself 
as an American, or a Pakistani, or a teacher. 
I felt as if I had been released from the at- 
tributes that define me, and I could relate 
to the others as a woman first, and as any- 
one else later." 

History, continued — 

Professor Yasmeen Mohiuddin Pholo In Kim Burke 

ing , Xbesorontiesstillmustrelyonthefra- f^^^SSSX^ CffSfflSSS for that. The statistics clearly re- not a prion y exemp U es Se a P forthe educational programs are influenced 

nee. this: last year 244 parties were regis- tnarcha. sys* » *^«-M Lizzie by the interests of the fraternities and so- 

tered to fraternities while only 133 parties tered around £«£^£«rtad by pities. For examp.e.this years program 

were registered to Lisa Man.ey An ^^^ !*>«* included informat.on on alcohol, hazing, 

d.scussed the purpose of the sorority houses, the : pal -JJ^*", Jftee. 

Thehousesaretoprovideamixtureofstor- „jg out^ ^ ^ ^^ 

studies majors. The proposal for a similar 

type of program here has been ignored. 

Many women students aren't even aware 

of this" Another issue facing the Un.ver- 

sity related to gender is date rape. Cur- ^;^" fcmalc8tlldente . Academically 

rently there is no program in place to edu uiemai ^ ^ [5 

cate freshman about this issue, hnunepa women" eteld g ^ ^ 

it has been discussed within the educational 

age. meeting, recreational and residential 
space. These houses are not for large gather- 
ings and with the problem of liability when 
renting fraternity houses, we are hoping to 
huild a facility for parties that can be used by 
all university organizations." Some female 
students believe sororities and sorority houses 
are reflective of bigger issues concerning 
gender at Sewanee. 'The fact that we have 

IllklUUVU ••• 

and the history of the greek system at 
Sewanee. Although member of the Sewanee 
Police Department are trained to teach a 
basic defense class called Rape Aggression 
Defense Training (RAD), most female stu- 
dents have no idea this class is available. 
All is not unwell at Sewanee between 

Only representatives of governments ol 
nations were allowed to actively participate 
in the UN forum, but Dr. Mohiuddin was 
granted permission to observe the proceed- 
ings of the conference. This was the fourth 
in a series of conferences sponsored by the 
United Nations to address the particular con- 
cerns of women, the others having been held 
in 1975 in Mexico City, in 1980 in 
Copenhagen, and in 1985 in Nairobi. 

The purpose of the conference in Beijing 
was to produce a document containing rec- 
ommendations to governments regarding is- 
sues pertinent to women, a document en- 
titled "The Platform for Action." This docu- 
ment had to be passed by a consensus vote, 
and in the end. after adjustments and dele- 
tions, all 180 governments passed it. It is 
not a legally binding document; it is, rather, 
a series of guidelines to which citizens can 
hold their governments accountable. 

She described a predominant feeling of 
optimism rather than frustration among the 
participants in the conferences, although 
they spent a lot of time discussing problems 
that have no easy solutions. "I know how 
immense the problems are." she said, "and 
I know that implementation of solutions is 
very difficult I did not go looking for easy 
solutions " For this reason, she explained. 
she did not leave disappointed Instead she 
u as impressed by the energy and the desire 
of the participants. 

Mohiuddin began the process of apply- 
ing for accreditation to present a workshop 
al ihe NGO forum and to be an observei at 

; | U i\ forum lasl year The lengthy pro- 
cess ol preparing materials, securing fund 

ing, and seeking sponsorship culminated in 
her attending the conferences in September 
She was sponsored by three organizations 
to attend the NGO forum. TheUnivei 

Of the South. The Association lor Women 

in Development, and GROOTS (Grassroots 

Organizations Operating Together in Sister- 
hood) served as sponsors of Mohiuddin s 
workshop before the NG< ) gathering She 
was granted observer status at the UN COn 
ference as a representative of the Appala- 
chian Women's Guild in Tracy City. Ten- 

Upon her return to Sewanee. Dr 
Mohiuddin explained that many people were 
enthusiastic to hear about her experiences 
and to talk to her about what she had learned. 
Since returning from Beijing she has spo 
ken to groups in Sewanee. Chattanooga. 
Tullahoma. and Nashville, and has ex- 
plained the ideas that she brought back from 
the conference to groups of all kinds, from 
a class at Sewanee Elementary School to a 
meeting of NOW members from all over the 

slate. . 

Dr. Mohiuddin has been a professor ol 
economics at Sewanee for fourteen vers 
She spent her childhood in Pakistan and re 
ceived a B.A. and an MA. from Karachi 
University m Pakistan before moving to the 
United States eighteen years ago She con 
tinued her education after moving to the 
United States, receiving an MA and a Ph.D. 
from University before coming 
to Sewanee to join the faculty as a member 

(from a 1966^1165^^ 

only 1 1 men recieved that distinction, and 
Catherine Cushman was the Valedictorian. 
Several female students I interviewed do not 
believe there are problems concerning gen- 
der on campus. Dr. Arthur Knoll, professor 
of history, has been at Sewanee since 1970. 
the second year women attended classes He 
talked With the Purple about the importance 
of the presence of women on campus. He 
believes women have completely integrated 
into campus life. He noted. "Complaints 
among students are not gender based, they 
all complain about the same things, male or 
female. Gender is not a problem because 

the students are judged on ability" He also menl of economics 

said the bigges. change when women ifint 
attended class was the labeling of the bath- 

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November 16, 1995 

The View from the Top 

B^n Mawr is a present women, college .ocated in B^n Mawr, Pennsylvania J^ ^^^^SS^l 
South in its small size, religious origin, dedication to and even .ts archne ^J he ™ ^^ focus on women . s 
the presidents of both schools. Dr. Mary Patterson McPherson and Dr. Samuel VV ,1 1 am »^2SSftIJ*^rtiBdta- 
roles in higher education and touch on related topics such as the role of s.ngle-sex inst.tutions. by JaureMnron, « 

Women's College Advantages 

What are the advantages of attending a 
women's college today, as compared to 
when Bryn Mawr was founded or even 
compared to thirty-five years ago? 

Quite obviously at an earlier time there 
were just not very many opportunities for 
women When Bryn Mawr was founded it 
was nui |iM founded to £ive people oppor- 
tunities to do advanced work, but it was re- 
ally founded for young Quaker women to 
have the same kind of educational opporlu- 
iniies which were then available to young 
Quaker men And I think that it became 
more apparent after the college was founded 
that women were having really almost no 
support in going on to graduate and proles- 
Sional education; thai s what gave phices 
hke this real impetus 

When institutions that had been formerly 
all-male began considering whether they 
were going to admit women, W Inch they did 
in the late 60s and early l c )7()s. ,1 lol of the 
women's colleges looked at thai issue too 
and we did And one of the things that was 
very obvious to us was that even places that 
had been traditional!) coeducational were 
siill seeing women in very stereotyped roles. 
There were few women trustees, there were 
practically no women administrators, there 
were very few women in the senior facul- 
ties. And the students were majoring mostly 
in the humanities and social sciences and 
not in the hard sciences, mathematics, or 

That appeared patently obvious to us in 
|ofiX -69. When we looked at that issue that 

There is a very tenuous Quaker influ- 
ence these days. I would say there are very 
few Quakers on the faculty and also very 
few Quakers in the student body 

Moving Towards Equality 

1 had the good fortune to be raised in a 
household that had a woman who had 
taught school in Birmingham tor eight years 
before her marriage and who was commit- 
ted to the cause of education. She helped 

"I think that women tend to come 
to college, frankly, a bit more ma- 
ture than men. Men grow up in col- 
lege a bit more than women need to." 

But I would say that it makes a differ- 
ence these days in the value structure of the 
institution, which has a strong belief in edu- 
cated people using their talents to better the 
world situation for others. There's a lot of 
emphasis on community and community 
— — — service here. The way in 
which we do our business 
at these Quaker colleges in 
Philadelphia, that is Bryn 
Mawr, Haverford and 
Swarthmore. is largely by 
consensus and not very 
much by voting, there is a 
real commitment to inclu- 

we decided that there was still very much a 
place for strong institutions at the under- 
graduate level for women, because we've 
been at the graduate level coeducational 

since 1931. 

I think (students enrolled in women's 
colleges] also go to colleges where (they) 
see a lot of female role models. 

Now how do I think that benefits you 
[as a female student at a women's college)? 
I think that you come to a sense of your own 
strengths and weaknesses probably more 
quickly in an environment that is more chal- 
lenging. I think a lot of people on the out- 
side think that it's more supportive and that's 
the end of it. It is more supportive, but it's 
also more challenging because it asks 
women to do everything there is to do in 
these places. My sense is that people get a 
kind of running head start having had an 
educational situation like this; they find their 
own voices and strengths and their own way 
of doing thing quite quickly, so that they tend 
to do very well at graduate schools and at 
professional schools and later in leadership 

How do you believe the Quaker back- 
ground of Bryn Mawr affects today's 
Bryn Mawr student? 


Do you think that the single-sex environ- 
ment of Bryn Mawr affects alcohol con- 

I would say that I have never noticed that 
sex made a whole lot of difference in 
people's foolish habits around alcohol. If 
people come in and decide that they're go- 
ing to go out on a Saturday night and get 
smashed, that's what they do and it can be 
very unfortunate and rather dangerous for 
them, and it seems to happen to people of 
both sexes. 

There's probably less demand for large 
alcoholic bashes at women's colleges than 
at coeducational colleges because I think 
that women tend to come to college, frankly, 
a bit more mature than men. Men grow up 
in college a bit more than women need to 
and so the kind of activities that women 
engage in as freshmen and sophomores 
they've probably pretty much gotten out of 
their systems by the time they're juniors and 
seniors. I think that's less true for men. So 
I think that the social life continues to be a 
bit different for a longer period of lime at 
coeducational institutions. But I wouldn't 

Continued on page 9 

to build the high school in my hometown 
and rebuild the grammar school and was 
involved in a lot of things in Louisiana. So 
I saw early on the role of a strong, talented 
woman committed to education. 

The good fortune I've had at Sewanee 
has been to be able to be here when the 
twenty-five years of women was celebrated, 
to look back on the achievements of some- 
body like Mary Sue Cushman, and the fact 
that over the last seven and a half years that 
I've been here we've recruited a fairly sub- 
stantial number of outstanding women fac- 

I see an enormous change in my pro- 
fessional lifetime of more and more women 
coming in and teaching, more and more 
women moving into positions of major re- 
search responsibility. There's still not 

enough of them at the 

nght stages to take all the 
available positions. I 
think an enormous trans- 
formation is taking place 
and I think it's going to 
have an enormous im- 
pact upon our education, 
just as it's having an im- 
pact upon the Senate of 
the United States. This 

week's debate about 

abortion issues in the 
Senate was completely different than the 
debate in the House of Representatives be- 
cause the presence of women makes the 
argument from the woman's point of view. 
I think that's going to have an interesting 
impact on the delivery of higher education 
and the nature of what we do. It has been a 
situation of sort of watching things happen. 
I look at this as a time in which the self- 
confidence of women is becoming stron- 

What are the advantages for a woman 
today in attending a coeducational un- 
dergraduate institution instead of a 
women's college? 

If I were looking at it there would be at 
least three different advantages. First of all, 
ii is the socialization factor alone. We live 
in an environment in which men and 
women will be working together continu- 
ously I would argue that there are some 
social benefits, in terms of maturity and 
toughness that come from having to sort of 
compete against men in a collegial envi- 
ronment, and most of them do very well in 
this competition. But that competition 1 
think is very much a maturing process and 
I wonder whether it goes on as well in an 
all-women's environment as it would in a 
mixed environment. 

The second is that I think there are some 
interesting issues that come because people 
look and perceive issues differently. Men 
and women perceive many issues from ath- 
letics to politics often pretty strikingly dif- 
ferent ways in my opinion. I think expo- 
sure to that gives you still a differing, sort 
of maturing point of view as a more com- 
plex set of perspectives develop and emerge 
as you see different sides of issues. I mean 
it's more likely to have men supporting the 
NRA and a whole set of issues for example 
than women would. Women would be more 
likely to be tied up in abortion issues than 
in some sort of budget issues. 

The third thing. I think, is of athletic 
teams and the kind of overall ambiance. I 
would argue that it is a benefit to both sides. 
I think that on the whole, you are going to 
live together, for the most part, the rest of 
your life in environments where I think 
you're pretty much mixing it up all the time 
with men and women. And I would say 
going ahead and getting used to doing that 
at a collegiate level would probably be ben- 

Sewanee made the move to coeducation, 
not for financial reasons, but because they 
believed that it was the fair thing to do, and 
the Board of Trustees said to the Adminis- 

"I think exposure to [a co-ed envi- 
ronment] gives you still a differing, 
sort of maturing point of view.. .a 
more complex set of perspectives de- 
velop and emerge as you see differ- 
ent sides of issues." 

n .n M Mi "You're going to do this." There 
was a large feeling that this was the right 
thing for a church school to do. That's the 
way in the past it's been interpreted to me. 
Certainly over time it's helped Davidson, 
it's helped (Washington and Lee], it's 
helped Sewanee having women students 
because that's meant you've had more stu- 
dents and that's helped the budget. And the 
students have been very, very good. We're 
not taking people off the street just to fill 
up a class; in that sense it's helped. 
Continued on page 9 

November 16, 1995 

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Page 9 

IVlcPherson, continued 

say that I could draw a whole lot of other 

How does Dryn Mawr prepare its women 
to deal with sexual harassment hoth in 
the undergraduate atmosphere and later 

to tone that down and see that that isn't the 
only model that's set for their students. Be- 
cause, after all, with football we're talking 
about fifty or sixty people that ever get to 
play, so it isn't very good for their general 
run of male students anymore than it is for 

Williamson, continued 

You mentioned the church school need- 
ing to take women. How do you think 
the Episcopalian aspect of Sewanee af- 
fects the women students? 

on in life? 

The institution has a sexual harassment 
policy and we go through various training 
programs here for staff and faculty and for 
students. Everybody participates in vari- 
ous kinds of, basically, sensitivity training. 

Is that on a yearly basis? 

Yes. And we spend a lot of time talking 
about how we're helping new people, 
younger people coming into the college's 
administration to manage their relationships 
with other staff members, faculty members, 
students appropriately and for a workplace. 
We talk about that in department chair meet- 
ings, and we talk about it from time to time 
in the faculty. So I think that people are 
fairly seriously engaged in keeping that con- 
\ersation alive and current. 

So you think it's something people need 
to talk about and be aware of? 

Sure I do. I think women have to leam 
to manage those situations and men have to 
leam about what it is in those situations that 
women find threatening or unpleasant or un- 
necessary or they feel it impedes their 
progress professionally. I think people have 
got to talk about that and have got to hear 
about that. 

Do you think that being a woman as presi- 
dent of a women's undergraduate and 
two coeducational graduate schools 
makes a difference to the women enrolled 
in those schools? 

their general run of female students. 

I think that it's important wherever they 
are that they see in leadership positions. And 
I'm glad, for example, that the new presi- 
dent of the University of Pennsylvania, one 
of the largest independent institutions in the 
country, is a woman. That's a good thing 
for all of the students there. For the men to 
see a good woman running it and for the 
women to feel that, you know, the best per- 
son won. 

Do you feel that the value of men's col- 
leges for men is equal the value of 
women's colleges for women? 

No. 1 think there are some values and I 
would certainly support the right of inde- 
pendent s.ngle-sex institutions that wish to 
enroll only men. 1 would certainly support 
their right to do that, I think there can be 
some real advantages in men working, learn- 
ing together and finding a way to have 
friendships. 1 think men form friendship less 
easily than women do. I think in later life 
you find that women have many, many 
friends and large networks of support and 
most men don't. They have acquaintances, 
they have, you know, people who are golf 
friends, tennis friends, they have their busi- 
ness acquaintances, but mostly their friends 
are their family and that's not true of women. 
Women make friends for life and they put a 
lot into their friendships. And you'd hke to 
think that men have some more of those 
advantages then they seem to have. 

Do you think that there is any legitimacy 
in a publicly-supported single-sex insti- 

I don't think the Church makes it dis- 
tinctly more appealing or less appealing to 
women. 1 mean, 1 think a person who's in- 
terested in the choir or in music and stuff, 
which certainly a lot of women would be 
attracted to that. Sewanee's strong choir tra- 
dition may in fact pull some here 

How do you think Sewanee prepares its 
students, men and women alike, to deal 
with sexually harassing situations? 

I think we have begun some minimal- 
level training up with proctors and assis- 
tant proctors, in response to the Trustees' 
resolution about stall, faculty and Students 
We're doing more didactic and more delib- 
erate, intentional training for the staffs than 
1 suspect we'll spread out over the students 

Like a "sensitivity training"? 

Well, we've got a group now looking at 
how we're going to do this Sensitivity 

training is probably not the word I would 
use. I would use. "what are the clear signs 
ol unacceptable behavior'" The Navy has 
a what's called a "red-light, yellow light, 
green light" program It ma) sound son ol 
silly, but it may be a good way to visualize 
"This is red, this is unacceptable this is yel- 
low. Yellow is probably unacceptable 
Green is something you can do and sort of 
say 'okay. " 

In my time there have been two to three 
reported cases where the issues have gotten 
my level. And in no case have they involved 
anyone being asked to leave But 1 think il 
is an issue which in any environment is go- 
ing to happen sooner or later, like bank em- 
bezzling, somebody's bound to be inebn- 

it's right or wrong involving the person, but 
you the only thing you do is move full steam 
ahead to get it dealt with, so that nobody 
thinks you're sitting on the issue Due pro- 
cess and fairness have to go hand in hand 
and that means knowing what you're going 
to do before it ever happens. 

Are we doing anything with the incom- 
ing faculty? 

Well, that is what those workshops were, 
and we know that training is going to man- 
datory for all new faculty on a yearly basis 
And probably every boil > is going to have 
to do it every other year or something 

Do you think that women are influenced 
by men to drink more on a coeducational 

I don't know because I've heard enough 
anecdotal stuff about sorority initiation to 
suggest that, left to then own devices, thai 
women can do a pretty good job ol getting 
each other browned up I would probabl) 
address the issues as more broad!) defined 
Its not a male/female issue, although on the 
whole 1 think that women tend to di ink less 
21-yeai old issue 

It seems that the core or Sewanee's social 
structure is made up of men's organiza- 
tion and women's activities (end to be pe- 
ripheral to men's activities and that 
women tend to tailor their behavior to the 
men on the campus. How does that— 

That's what the 1991 Brocketl stud) 
showed on social life it concluded that this 
is a fairly fraternity-dominated social ar 
rangement, thai those fraternity men set the 
social agenda and that everything else 
swung around it like satellites I think that's 
less true now maybe than it was in 1990, 
but I think it's still very true Part of the 
reason lor moving to second semester rush 

Sure 1 do. And I think it would make a 
difference to the women in coeducational 
institutions. 1 mean, almost all they ever 
see are male models. Men set the social 
model in those institutions, particularly if 
football and fraternities are a big part of 
college life. It's a male model and women 
are expected to be happy spectators. And I 
don't think that's a way women should have 
to go through life. So 1 would object to that. 

But I think that good male presidents try 

No 1 don't. I think that publicly-sup- 
ported institutions should be coeducational 
and should be open to people of all races. I 
don't know how we as a nation have put up 
for so long with the case that some of those 
publicly-supported institutions have made 
against the admission of women. It is not 
tolerable to have publicly-supported insti- 
tutions be able to exclude a sex or a race, 
which is exactly they're choosing to do. 

ated, somebody's bound to do something 

You have to hope that the system knows 
how to respond when an incident is reported, 
that there's no fumbling, everybody's pretty 
sure what their roles are. Part of the task of 
our training thing is to make sure we know 
how to handle one of these situations when 
it occurs. If. you make a complaint, and 
certainly if it's a serious complaint, I mean 
to the point of being sexual harassment to 
the point of rape or something, that gets to 
be a whole thing. You have to move quickly, 
you have to move fairly, but you can't ap- 
pear to be trying to say "Okay, this is right 
or wrong." It may be that you don't know 

was trying to change that context a little bit 
The second piece had to do with the so- 
rority house whether having separate or- 
ganizations where you could have houses 
apart from fraternities would be another way 
of asserting an autonomy apart from the fra- 

Dr Williamson mentioned the forthcom- 
ing "festive pavilion." known to students as 
the "party barn" as another action to dimin- 
ish the impact of fraternities. It would pro- 
vide "space that nobody controlled but the 
University." He also cited the Mountain Top 
Ball, a frat-free formal, which he hopes will 
be a success. 

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The Sewanee Purple 

November 16, 1995 

Change and Continuity 

by Lillian Rice 

Editor's Note. Judy Unebai A has u i n 
some important firsts in Sewanet life She 
was port of the first doss ofwomen to enter 
the University, and she has now bei ome the 
first woman to serve as Chairman of the 

Hoard ol Regents. On Founder's Day. a da\ 
for honoring the beginnings of the U hool. 
Purple reporter Lillian Ru e interviewed 
Mrs Lineback about th< plat eoj women in 
Sewanee life' and about the role of the Re- 
gents in promoting change and maintain- 
ing continuity in the University. Mrs. 
Lineback lives and practices law in 
Greenville. South Carolina. She became 
involved in University government when she 
was elected to serve as an alumna trustee, 
a position she filled for six years before be- 
ing elected to the Board of Regents. 

I asked Mrs. Lineback about the im- 
pact that the Board of Regents has on stu- 
dent life. 

The day-to-day administration of the 
University, of course, is done by the Vice- 
Chancellor and all the staff who are here 
every day. We come in three times a year. 

"...she came as a spouse, and was not 
teaching, and she talked about the teas 
and things like that. That was the life 
of women at Sewanee. It was very, very 

and we set policy for them to carry out, in a 
sense. We generally make decisions on bud- 
gets. . and capital campaigns, financial is- 
sues. Of course that translates into student 
concerns in a number of different ways, like 
the physical facilities, the addition of the 
gym, For example. That's one very clear 
example of something that I think everybody 
knew we wanted here, and yet it was the 
push and drive on the pari of the Board, and 
ol course Bob Fowler's gift He was a Board 
member, and that size gift often comes from 
people who get verv involved on the Boards. 
There are not too many individuals who give 
money without having been very involved. 
People who get involved get more and 
more excited about what goes on here 

Very frequently, things that Board mem- 
bers are concerned about we will make 
known to the administration. And there 
might be particular issues or concerns of 
ours, such as the question of minority fac- 
ulty on campus. We have breakfast with 
students every Regents meeting, with the 
Student Life Committee, and they bring to 
us their concerns, and through that process 
the question of minority faculty became 
more and more insistent The actual stu- 
dent breakfast was followed by a group of 
students coming over to the Board meeting 
to make sure that that point was being heard, 
and it was So we encouraged the adminis- 
tration to redouble their efforts, if you will. 
Admittedly, it is a tough problem to 
tackle. There are just relatively few people 
out there, and they are very much in demand 
and very expensive, so it is a tough prob- 
lem. But our continuing to make it clear 
that we felt that it was important as well as 
the student probably got more attention to 
the issue and got some results. I hope those 
results can be continued. 

Mrs. Lineback spoke about he limited 
role she sees for the Regents in any pro- 
cess of modifying the honor code. 

I don't know that we will have a lol ol 
direct involvement in 1 the process of study- 
ing or modifying the honor code), because 
it is not really an appropriate matter for the 
Board. I don't think, to get involved in . 

[I is a student-run system and should con- 
tinue to he On the other hand, if we see 
something that really concerns us about it. 
we will make some suggestions to the ad- 
ministration. 1 don't foresee us getting ter- 
ribly involved in it, although certainly all of 
us are very interested in the issue I know it 
was a very important part of my student ex- 
perience, and has really shaped my values 
. It has really benefited me out in the work- 
ing world, as well as as a student 

On the position of women in the Uni- 
versity and in community life, Mrs. 
Lineback sees a large improvement from 
the first years of women students at 
Sewanee, and a process of gradual change 
for the better. 

It was wild, those first two years espe- 
cially, because it was such a novelty and the 
numbers were so much smaller. It was a 
time of transition for everybody. Everybody 
was trying to figure out how they felt about 
our being here. The 25 Years of Women 
celebration that was held last fall was a great 
time to recall a lot of those memories and 
events. I think it brought everything back 
freshly for all of us and gave us a chance to 
celebrate all over again. 
_ — — There are still 

relatively few women 
professors here, and yet 
the numbers are so 
much better. It has just 
gradually gotten better 
and better. I don't know 
the statistics here. But 

just in looking at the list 

of new faculty members 
for this fall, even though some of them are 
visiting or possibly temporary, the numbers 
are so much better than they were. That is 
definitely a step in the right direction. 

Those early years are bound to have been 
very tough on those few women faculty 
members. In fact. Anita Goodstein gave a 
wonderful talk a few years ago about what 
it was like when she first came to Sewanee. 
Because when she first came here, she came 
as a spouse, and was not teaching, and she 
talked about the teas and things like that. 
That was the life of women at Sewanee. It 
was very, very different. And there were 
only three women on the faculty here, and 
so we didn't have role models in that sense, 
or we had them but there were very few. 
They were very much pioneers as well, and 
of course Anita Goodstein started teaching 
here even before we were students here, and 
I guess Henrietta Croom started teaching 
maybe a year or two before we got here. 

I think they had real courage and stamina 
to be able to tough it out the way they did. 
It was probably even more difficult for them 
than it was for us, just because there were 
ninety of us that first year, roughly, as op- 
posed to two or three of them. 

Mrs. Lineback responded to the con- 
cern on the part of students that class sizes 
are increasing and that the quality of stu- 
dent-faculty interaction may have dete- 

What needs to be done to maintain good 
relationships between students and faculty 1 
I am not sure about. I know that we have 
been concerned about that comment from 
students, but when the new curriculum 
changes were implemented about five years 
ago. we were very concerned. Particularly 
because at every meeting with students, they 
were bringing that as a concern. And there 
were some real short-term dislocations as the 
transition was being made. I think We con- 
tinued to urge the administration to look hard 
at that, and if there were some temporary 
problems, to do whatever they could to a me- 
liorate it until the longer-term solution could 
be found. Then we received more statistics 
about the numbers that indicated that those 

transitions were working out 
okay. And the numbers that we 
have seen have indicated that the 
ratios and the average class sizes 
have not changed dramatically 
but have stayed the same. 

You will always have the 
problem— we had it when I was 
here — of certain majors being 
very popular. . . And so those 
majors simply involve a num- 
ber of larger classes, particularly 
in the freshman and sophomore 
years. But then, by the time you 
got into the electives, they were 
a good class size. That was cer- 
tainly true for me. I think in my 
freshman and sophomore years, 
there were between twenty and 
thirty students in my English 
class. But then I was in a senior 
seminar that had only twelve. At 
the same time, I also took An- 
drew Lytle's course in contem- 
porary fiction that was up on the 
third floor of Carnegie, in a hor- 
rible room — it's probably much 
worse now — and it was standing room only, 
because he was such a fantastic teacher that 
we didn't mind. He was as wonderful to 
fifty as he would have been to twelve. 

It is a concern, although we will always 
look to numbers. It is the nature of boards 
to want evidence and not just anecdotal com- 
ments, although those are important too. But 
if the numbers are bearing out a problem, 
we will urge that that be looked into fur- 
ther. I do think another aspect of the issue 
is that we are still in a time of transition in 
one sense. This growth to thirteen hundred 
was adopted in principle back in 1987. We 
are committed for budgetary reasons to there 
being just a little bit of lag time between the 
increase of enrollment and the time the pro- 
fessors are hired to fill the student needs. If 
we have a tremendous increase in students 
one year that turns out to be a bit of an aber- 
ration and we drop back the next year, we 
can't afford to be out there with fewer tu- 
itions coming in but already having funded 
a new professor at a really high level. So 
that is a little bit of a problem, and I think 
that has been part of the problem in the fine 
arts, from what I understand. But I think 
we are catching up there this year, if I am 
not mistaken. 

[In terms of the quality of interaction 
between students and faculty], I do remem- 
ber very well going to Dr. Harrison's house 
to listen to music on 
Thursday nights every 
week. In wasn't always 
across the board that a 
lot of students and a lot 
of faculty did that kind 
of thing, but there were 
a lot of instances like 
the music-listening that 

Dr. Harrison did and 

that some of the other 
professors did. I think there probably was 
more of that during the time when fewer 
faculty spouses were working and had more 
time to cook and that sort of thing. I think it 
is just part of the nature of the times we live 
in that that has changed. 

But we are very anxious to try to encour- 
age more student-faculty interaction in 
whatever ways we can. I know that was 
one of the points that we felt strongly about 
in the Fowler Center development. We felt 
that was a natural opportunity for good in- 
teraction to occur, and I understand that that 
is happening. A seminarian can be in there 
exercising with a freshman from the college 
with the chaplain and with anyone else who 
is in there using the facility. I think that is a 

Judy Lineback. Photo by Abby Howell 

Mrs. Lineback explained some of the 
major goals she would like to accomplish 
as Chairman and the direction of the fu- 
ture development of the University. 

One of the fast answers may seem a little 
glib from a student perspective. I am anx- 
ious to see the capital campaign successfully 
completed, not because fundraising is such 
a big thing for Board members to be con- 
cerned about, but because the needs that the 
campaign was initiated to meet are very 
pressing ones. For a while, we had some 
major facilities problems here, and I think 
we have begun to systematically address 
them. The buildings are being much better 
taken care of now. New buildings are be- 
ing added, and Hodgson is wonderful. 
.Things like that really have a big impact 
on students' lives and make an important 
difference. So I am really glad to see that 
Increasing the endowment is also important, 
for just general needs like faculty. The 
things that will be provided by the comple- 
tion of the capital campaign are important 
to make sure that we continue to be a strong 

Having the importance of the chapel and 
the Episcopal nature of the University con- 
tinue is another thing that is of priority to 
me. I was in the choir for four years, and a 
lot of my spiritual formation was over there 
in that choir every Sunday and at practice 

"I have a very selfish desire to see the 
place continue to be strong, because 
I have three daughters and I would 
love for them to consider coming 

every Tuesday. Wednesday, and Thursday 
To me that is something that is certainly dis- 
tinctive about Sewanee and is well worth 
preserving, in my mind. 

I guess the major thing that I am con- 
cerned about is this— I want to see what 
Sewanee does continue to be done and be 
done very well. The fact that we have had 
such success in admissions means that we 
are delivering what we hoped to deliver, 
want to make sure that we continue to do 
that. I have a very selfish desire to see the 
place continue to be strong, because I have 
three daughters and I would love for them 
to consider coming here. I would like for i' 
to be a place that they would be attracted to 

great way for interaction to happen. 

November 16, 1995 

The Sewanee Purple 

Page 1 1 


Gaining Momentum for Next Season Women's Soccer 

by Aidan Arncy 

Last weekend the Tigers traveled to 
Greensboro, North Carolina to play their 
last game of the season against the Guilford 
Ouakers. All cylinders seemed to be click- 
ing for the Tigers on this dreary day. 
Sewanee commenced its scoring attack 

with a ° 6 vard t° ucndown P ass from Jon 
Stroup to James Spriggs which made the 
score seven zip. In the middle of the sec- 
ond quarter the Quakers tied the game at 
seven a piece; however, with one minute 
left m the first half John Stroup scored with 
a one yard run to give the Tigers a 14-7 
edge at the half. With five minutes left in 
the third quarter. Guilford scored on a four 
yard pass but missed the extra point. This 
made the score 14-13 in Sewanee's favor. 
On the next offensive series, the Tigers re- 
alized they had to steal the momentum back 
from the Quakers. They accomplished this 
by scoring a 60 yard touchdown pass on 
the first play of the series. This gave James 
Spriggs his second touchdown of the day, 
and four receptions for 155 yards. Other 

standout players in the game were Stroup 
who threw for 255 yards and two touch- 
downs, and the entire Sewanee defense who 
shut the Quakers potent running game down 
and forced three interceptions. All in all. 
this was a fabulous way to finish a disap- 

pointing season lor the Tigers. They really 
left some momentum to take them into the 
next season. The Tigers finished the year 
with a three and six record, winning two out 
of their last three games. 

Comes to anEnd 

b> Aidan Arney 

The Sewanee Tigers ended the season on a strong note by winning two of their last three 

The lady Tigers soccer team finished this 
years season at 9-9. While this might seem 
only a mediocre record, it is actuall) pretty 
strong considering thai the lady Tigers have 
had four coaches in the past four years This 
year's interim head coach was Cecile Baker. 
( oach Baker was impressed with the 
progress the team made over the year. The 
standout players on this year's team were 
Asha Kays who scored ten goals. Hays 
Swinney who had seven goals and one as- 
sist, and Stacey Tompkins who had ninety- 
six saves in eighteen games. The Tigers also 
had three second team ALL-SCAC players. 
junior Asha Kays, freshman Ingnd Merritt. 
and sophomore Ashley Stafford This sea- 
son seemed to be a strong rebuilding sea 
son Maybe, if the administration can hold 
on 10 a coach for more than one year, the 
team could create the cohesive environment 
which most excellent teams need to win. 

Sewanee Cross Country 
Finishes Season Strong 

by Katrina Nelson 

Every great coach sets ambitious goals 
for themselves and their team for the sea- 
son Cliff Afton. coach of the Women's and 
Men's Cross Country teams, is no different. 
As the season began to take shape, a few 
challenging aspirations began to emerge. 
Coach Afton hoped that by the end of the 
season: 1) he could say something once (in- 
stead of four times) and the entire team 
would hear; 2) the team could make it past 
Tullahoma before having to stop at a rest 
area on van trips, 3) the team would con- 
stantly improve. Fortunately, the team at 
least achieved goal number three. When 
asked about his thoughts on the season Afton 
responded, "It was awesome!" Both the 
women's and men's performance at the 
SCAC Conference Championships and the 
South/Southeast Regional Championships 
exemplified the consistant improvement. 

Conference Champioships held in 
Conway, Arkansas was a banner day for 
Sewanee Cross Country. Ian Cross returned 
to the Mountain as Conference Champion 
with a PR (personal record) of 26:57 for the 
8K Cross was excited about the season as 
he •...came into it with little motivation. 
Coach is just a great inspiration and moti- 
vator. We owe him a great deal for our suc- 
cess " Finishing ninth, Hollis Duncan cap- 
tured All-Conference recognition probably 
due more to his intense training rather than 
his pre-race Indigo Girls music. Cross and 
Duncan led the Sewanee men to a fourth 
place finish in the SCAC. The women fin- 
ished third overall in the SCAC due to strong 
performances (seven out of seven PRs) from 
all of the runners. All-Conference Kari 
Palmintier (18:44) and Katrina Nelson 

(18:47) led the Tigers and finished second 
and third, respectively. The Sewanee Cross 
Country teams left Arkansas after surpris- 
ing the Nikes off of many SCAC teams. 

The following week found the team in 
Memphis at the South/Southeast Regional 
Championships. Chilly temperatures and 
random gusty winds did not deter the 
women from running a great race Katrina 
Nelson finished sixth in the Region, miss- 
ing qualifying for National's by one place. 
Kari Palmintier who led the Tigers through- 
out the race and much of the season finished 
eighth, second alternate for National's. The 
women finished the season fourth in the 
Region which includes ten states and Puerto 
Rico. The men also showed great improve- 
ment as a team. After losing to Oglethorpe 
and Centre at Conference, the men rose to 
the occasion a week later at Regionals de- 
feating them and moving up several posi- 
tions in the final standings of the Region to 
finish tenth. 

Amidst all of the personal records and 
exemplary performances, the men's and 
women's team had a wonderful three 
months. In the beginning, many were ner- 
vous and skeptic about having the teams 
practice and travel co-ed. however, as the 
season passed most agreed it was fun and 
beneficial. Freshman Abby Howell re- 
marked, "It was great to have fun and work 
together with such a supportive group!" 
Other team members such as senior Mel- 
issa Riley echoed Howell's statement on the 
unequaled teamwork. In short, the season 
left freshman, sophmores, and juniors look- 
ing forward to another fun season "destined 
for greatness" while the seniors have memo- 
ries of quite possibly the best way to spend 
autumn on the Mountain. 

Sewanee Swim team has already started competition das , ear and have gotten off 
to a great star,. They even gave Division I Georgia Tech a run for Us money Photo b) 
Lyn Hutchinson 

Sewanee Off the Blocks 

by Scott Evans 

The Sewanee Swimming Tigers have 
begun their seven month season with a bang! 
The Tigers' first practice was September 4. 
Along with many returning faces, nearly 20 
new ones were to be found. Two freshmen. 
Kalah Tompkins and Brett Moldenhauer. 
have come to dominate the grueling distance 
events; while another freshmen. Scottie 
Pate, nips at the heels of the leading Indi- 
vidual Medley swimmers Jon Morris has 
given the 1- and 3-meter boards new life 
With these bright young faces and the same 
returning crew, Sewanee is poised to 
threaten many formidable teams. 

Sewanee's first meet against Asbury 
College went better than expected. The Ti- 
gers swam like they had had many previous 
meets, as they trounced Asbury 99 to 9. 
Kalah Tompkins set the school record in the 
1000 freestyle, and Robbie Spruill broke her 
own 50 freestyle record. 

The next day, Sewanee swam at the an- 

nual Centre Relays. Against 5 other teams, 
including the previously undefeated Centre 
College. Sewanee took first place over the 

nked Centre by 5 points "II was 

a great meet, down to the very end and not 
loo bad "I i beginning." noted Ireshman 
Kris Kimball 

This past weekend. Sewanee challenged 
themselves to a Division I school. Georgia 
Tech Only losing by a 40 point margin. 
Sewanee boasts to become a serious com 
pet.tor of Georgia Tech in upcoming years 
The antecedent of the future came in the 
400- meter freestyle relay (Moldenhauer, 
Shepard, Spurlock. and Cline) with the 
neck-and-neck start against I I I ech's 

A-relay. followed by the body length defeat 
of Georgia Tech by John Cline 

The Tigers have no remaining home 
meets before the Christmas Break but many 
following the return. Hopefully, the large 
turn out for Georgia Tech \ meel can be 
complemented in the Easter Semester. 

ilmintier (18:44) and Katrina iNcibu.. ™~ : < — — # 4-U^lVr^l 

EfifilkaU , 1/3/95 - The Tigers fell to Center 1-3 (8- 

11/4/95 - Sewanee falls to Trinity 7-34. j( . $ ]5 , 5 8 2 . 15) lost to Trinity 0-3 (4- 

Senior tailback Kent Underwood con- , 5 * 3 . 152 . 15), and defeated Oglethorpe 3- 

nected to quarterback Louie Caputo for ^ ^ , 6 |g , 5 . 5 ,5.7, ; n the SCAC 

the lone Sewanee touchdown Championship 

1 1/1 1/95 - Sewanee defeated Guilford 20- ^ mm Sewanee defeated Millsaps 3-0 

13 in their last game of the year. (15 . 9> 15 _i 2 , 17-15) and Hendrix 3-1 (15- 

John Stroup threw for over 200 yards. 1Q g J5 16 ., 4 , 5 ., :) T .gers finished the 

including two 60+ touchdown passes to cawUna 13 _i 5rec ™d (6-6 in SCAC play) 

James Spriggs and ran for one. ^ 5th , n me SCAC Championship 

fftiy Country 

1 1/4/95 - The men's cross country' team fin- 
ished 4th out of eight teams with Ian Cross 
winning the race (8K - 26:57) The women \ 
team finished 3rd over-all with Kari 
Palmintier scoring second (5K - 1844 » and 
Katrina Nelson third (5K - 18:47). Cross 
was named SCAC Male Runner-ol-the- 
Year and Palmintier and Nelson were 
named to the All-Conference squad 

Swimmin g/Diving 

1 1/3/95 - Sewanee defeated Asbury Col- 
lege 105-52 by winning every 
event. Robbie Spruill set a school record 
in th 50 with a time ol 26.07 and 
Kalah Thompkins set a record in the 1000 
with an 11 23.22 mark. 
1 1/4/95 - The men's and women's teams 
both came in first in the Centre Relays. 
1 1/1 1/95 - Sewanee fell to Division I Geor- 
gia Tech 105-137. Moldenhaur, Cline. 
and Spurlock won their events 

Page 12 

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November 16, 1995 


Men's Basketball to Start 
Season this Weekend 

by Aidsin Arney 

Exp, t their success 

lasl isketball season, the Tiger 

etball team gels underwaj Ihiswi 

i Vamell Classic. The 
s have live returning players from 

u steam, threeol whomweresti 
Despite the loss ol I ric "the rifle- 
, „ h rhoni believes that 
lie components neces- 

th leader- 

ship provided bj Senioi 

Hunter Connelly; and experience from so 

many previous Tiger players: loe 
i n dei n Harrigan, 

Jason Porter, and Turner Emery, the Tigers 
lOking pretty impressive The Tigers 
v. ill also receive help from several top new - 
comers to the team: Peter Jones. Jason 
Swim la ' rahan, lamie May and 

Dale Well: n so mans contributions 

this team oilers m all facets ol the game. 
Coach Thoni believes that tins years learn 
is. "a deeper team than lasl year" So come 

on out ami watch the 1 igers kick-offthe sea- 
son tins Fridaj night against Savanna Col- 
lege ot Art Design at S :00pm. 

Community Sports Update: 
Lawsuit Material? (editorial) 

by Robbie Griffith 
Sports Editor 

The Community Sports Update section 
was originally designed to keep the campus 
involved and up to dale on on-going events 
in the community, but based on the nega- 
tive responses from some of the community 
members and parents, there will be no more 
articles of its kind during my tenure as sports 
editor. The original intentions were good, I 
believe, and 1 encourage parents to remem- 
ber that youth athletics are above all fun. 
They are not opportunities for you to live 
out your unfulfilled goals through your al- 
ready run-ragged children. I know. I have 
coached youth soccer and officiated their 
games back in North Carolina It's no fun 
having your parents yelling on the sidelines 
and taking youth athletics so seriously that 
playing soccer or basketball is not fun any- 
more In my opinion, putting too much pres- 
sure on your children is the worst thing you 
can do They are young and easily influ- 
enced. They might give up on a pursuit that 
they would later enjoy in life if it hadn't been 
lor their parents who placed SO much em- 
phasis on it m their youth that it became 

Coach Ti : ,,„ fa way to a sua essfitl year in men s basketball The tigers 

stan the season this weekend here at Sewana Photo by Lyn Hutchinson 

more of a chore than a game. Take it easy 
on your kids. My parents were cool to me 
and my brother and now he is co-captain of 
his high school soccer team as a junior and 
has college soccer in his immediate future. 
It pays to take it easy on your kids on the 
athletic field. If you have so much vested 
interest in the sport, dress out, start a league 
of your own, and run around on the soccer 
field for about an hour and see how much 
fun it is to be heckled even by your own 

One other quick point: 1 also encourage 
the parents to remember that refs are going 
to make bad calls. I officiated a junior high 
game back home and I was heckled more 
than any other official — by my own friends 
and the parents of the kids I helped coach. 
Hey. I can call offsides better than any other 
official I've ever seen. I know the game. 
Many parents don't. Just because the offi- 
cial might red-card your child, which hap- 
pens quite often, accept it. There is a lot of 
individual differences among referees in 
what they call. There is no need to call up 
the old conspiracy theory and accuse the 
official of targeting your child. It's only a 
game. Rememhu that, for your child's sake. 

At right: Byron Davis (top) 
and Andy Mix (bottom) 
helped to lead the charge for 
the men's soccer team this 
year. The team had a fairly 
successful year, and with 
many starters returning next 
season things look promising. 
At left: Senior Gretel Lesslie 
looks to serve one up in 
women's volleyball action 
last week. The team finished 
fifth in the SCAC 
Championship. Photos by 
Lyn Hutchinson. 





"Two Suntana-WolfT Beds 

For Your Convenience" 





Fall/Winter Sports 
Schedule (11/17-12/4) 

November 17 

November 18 

November 19 

November 21 

November 25 
November 26 
November 29 
December 1 
December 2 


M. Basketball 

Swim & Dive 
Cross Country 
M. Basketball 
Swim & Dive 
W. Basketball 
W. Basketball 
M. Basketball 
W. Basketball 
W. Basketball 
W. Basketball 
W. Basketball 
M. Basketball 
Swim & Dive 
W. Basketball 
M. Basketball 

O pponent 

Lon Varnell Tourn. 

Rose Hulman 
NCAA Div. Ill Champ. 
Lon Varnell Tourn. 
Wabash Invitational 
Sewanee Tip-OfT5:00/7 
Sewanee Tip-Offl:00/3 
Fisk University 
Fisk University 
Bowdoin Tournament 
Bowdoin Tournament 
Agnes Scott 
Rose-Hulman Toum. 
Trinity University 
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Brief Correction : In the Community Sports Update, the first and last of its kind, 
miscredited the winning goal to Kevin Smith instead of Kevin Rogers who actualh 
scored the goal. My apologies go out to Kevin Rogers for not giving him the credit he 
deserved. - Robbie Griffith 

November 16, 1995 

The Sewanee Purple 

Page 13 


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Jesus, What Happened?" 

by Josh McNeil 

The last line of Larry Clark's KIDS 
poses the precise question that we, as film 
goers and as future adults, need to ask about 
ourselves and the film industry. KIDS pre- 
sents with clear photography a vision of 
today's urban youth Rape, date rape, 
drugs, alcohol, shoplifting, burglary, break- 
ing and entering, bloody 
fights with tribal over- 
lones, HIV. STDs. 
skinnydipping and 
breast-feeding are 
treated with the same un- 
flinching altitude. Telly, 
the main male character 
like to have sex with vir- 
gins, in fact he seduces 
two fresh girls the dur- 
ing the day of the movie. 
Jennie, the main female 
character, only had sex 
with Telly and now she's 
HIV-positive. Why 
would somebody make 
and release such a film 
and why does it stir such extreme emotion? 
Some say it is just the sick perversion of a 

fifty-year-old photographer, while others 
believe it to be the most accurate depiction 
of today's youth. 

The images which Kids presents are dis- 
turbing The film hits all "social classes." 
from the Laura Ashley decorated room in 
the opening scene to the graffiti-stained 
walls of a rundown apartment. The film 
revolves around white, middle-class teens, 

"KIDS forces us to confront contempo- 
rary issues facing today's society— bring- 
ing the film directly to one of the main 
target audiences will certainly increase un- 
derstanding of the problems faced by 
many of today's youth." Kids producer 
Cary Woods commented. Gotham En- 
tertainment Group has launched a 
KIDS on Campus tour which is bring- 
ing KIDS to campuses around the na- 
tion. Although Sewanee's screening of 
KIDS was not part of this tour students 
may still participate in the debate. 
Access this debate through the World 
Wide Web. ( 
2cents/index.html) or (http.7/ 

not urban gang members. The disturbing 
images seen did not disgust me as they did 
some in Sewanee's SUT; 1 was disturbed 
that, while the patterns on screen were not 
my life, they seemed all too familiar. 

Some said "that is not real life." but those 
people need to realize that if you merely ask 
around, you will find that it is someone's 
life, probably someone close to you. I do 
not act in such a way as Telly, the male lead, 
or his companions, but I have friends who 
live like they do. 

If it is not real life, then why are its im- 
ages so disturbing? Why would a nineteen- 
year old kid write such a script? The im- 
ages disturb because the film catches clips 
of real life. Movies such as Nightmare on 
Elm Street and Showgirls do not bother 
viewers as much, because they do not por- 

tray real life. Of course Kids stretches to 
an extreme, but that extreme is built upon 
the premise that we do not ask what is hap- 

When I asked a visually-disturbed 
viewer why the film upset her, she said 
something that hit quite hard: the movie 
acts as a "mirror." All the people in the the- 
ater, uncomfortable in their seats, looked at 
the film distantly, 
almost bored and 
tired of the images, 
saying "that's not 
real life," but, on 
the contrary, it is 
our life. We per- 
form the same acts, 
with the same sense 
of apathy. Our 
"real lives" are just 
tidied up — our acts 
are not in the raw 
form that they ap- 
pear in the movie. 
Sure we have a 
few more social 
graces, but we 
don't stop to ask: what's happening? why 
we do what we do? I do not want to associ- 
ate myself with such a vile movie, but then 
again 1 don't usually try to associate myself 
with movies. What I do in life is not com- 
parable to a 15-second sex silhouette with 
Brad Pitt. I do not, for a second, believe 
that Clueless represents the raw elements 
of my life. But viewers of Kids compare 
themselves to the KIDS on screen in a way 
that they don't with other movies. 

Kids is a movie that when you watch it 
"you get out of it what you want," as one 
SUT patron commented. The movie, at first 
glance, does not seem to have much of a 
point, but that listlessness becomes is point: 
KIDS do not see the ends to their means, 
but. if they look closely they can see that 
they are their ends. 

Students Unmask Talent in Own Production 

by Chris Shoemaker 

Editoi $ note Chris is an actor in theup- 

< omihg I nnuisk. 

"All right, now lace a partner, close your 
eyes, palms up and placed against your 
partner's. Feel the energy from your part- 
ner, leave all expectations behind. When 
you open your eyes, begin to mirror your 
partner's movement." This is not the ini- 
tiation «>f a cult, but a part of performance 

Unmask, B show written and performed 
by students at Sewanee. is not merely an- 
otber theatre production, but a representa- 
tion ol Sewanee itself These pieces— se- 
rious, funny, poignant, irreverent, and lyri- 
cal — have been developed individually and 
collectively by thirteen students during the 
course of the present semester. The most 
exciting aspect ol this particular production 
stems from the individual experiences 
brought to it by the actors themselves. All 
the pieces in the show reflect a part of the 
individual who wrote them. 

Fay Simpson, dancer, choreographer, 
and performance artist and artistic director 
of the Fay Simpson Dance Theatre and Dr. 
David Landon have brought performance art 
to Sewanee and the result ol their ellorts 
and enthusiasm will be presented Novem- 
ber 17 and 18 in Guerry Auditorium. The 
New York Times has called her work "witty 
and vibrant," her choreography "sweeping 
and vigorous" In May, 1995 she directed 
"Call to the Lost Ones: A Journey for 

You Give 
Grease a 
Bad Name 

by John Shehee 

Traumatized food reviewer 

When I first saw the place they call 
Lockhart's, I thought "wow, this place is 
a dive." Next door to the puke-yellow, 
looking-like-a-barn restaurant lies a viden 
store which 1 first mistook for the place 
itself, and the fact that this eating estab 
lishment is accompanied by a video rental 
place of the same name is somewhat dis 
turbing. But by the time we'd ordered 
our drinks, I fell right at home. As we 
waited for our plates to arrive, Barb and 1 
munched on salads. The salads were ex- 
tremely average with one perk: they make 
their own pickle slices. Those pickles are 
damn good. 

But then the food came. My plate was 
unattractive and not too tasty. Three ul- 
tra-breaded frog legs and a baked potato 
for nine bucks sucks. The frog legs tasted 
like frog legs (and therefore like chicken), 
but there was no added flavor that defined 

"YES, Mr. Standish, I 
love it!! Please give me 
more! No, Sir, I don't 
want to feel the sting!" 

A sneak preview of what's behind Unmask's 

Clowns," a piece conceived and performed 

by David Landon. 

I admit. I was a little skeptical when the 
project first got off the ground. Rehearsals 
for this show did not concentrate on the 
usual blocking and memorization, but on 
creativity and personal emotions. Improvi- 
sations, movement, daily journals, and 
dance constituted the first six weeks of re- 
hearsals. "Getting in touch with my seven 
chakras" was a scary experience in the be- 

Then, less than two weeks before open- 
ing night, a compact ball of energy and tal- 
ent came bouncing into Guerry Auditorium 
in the form of Fay Simpson, dancer, chore- 
ographer, and performance artist and artis- 

mask. Photo by Lyn Hutchinson. 

tic director of the Fay Simpson Dance The- 
atre. The New York Times has called her 
work "witty and vibrant," her choreography 
• sweeping and vigorous." In May, 1995 she 
directed "Call to the Lost Ones: A Journey 
for Clowns," a piece conceived and per- 
formed by David Landon. 

Fay took the pieces we had written, 
added movement, cut lines, tightened 
themes, and made us rehearse hours on end. 
But she also led us through exercises to help 
us make emotional connections within our- 
selves and with the other performers, con- 
nections no cast can perform well without. 

I'erlormances are at 7.00 on November 17 
and 18 in Guerry Auditorium. 

them as "Lockhart's legs." Barb, think 
ing that there wouldn't be any meat in a 
sauce that was not accompanied by any 
meaty adjectives, got the spaghetti with 
sauce, but Oh! How she was deceived 1 
That red stuff was the meatiest sauce thai 
I have ever seen, and the noodles were fat 
and serpentine. I just can't handle that 
Such dishes bring me back to the days ol 
high school cafeteria spaghetti, the stufl 
that felt like it was moving for a second 
there but you devoured it at a feverish pace 
in order to avoid the wrath of the sadistic 
Mr. Standish. "YES. Mr. Standish, 1 love 
it! Please give me more! No, Sir. I don't 
want to feel the sting! Please no— Thank 
you sir, may I please have another!" 

So anyway, Everett got a pretty gooil 
pizza that was by far the best thing on our 
table. Lockhart's menu offers burgers 
fries, and pizza along with the out-of-the 
ordinary frog legs. The deco was bad. 
man. but I don't think that Lockhart re 
ally cares about that. There was this can 
of red deodorant gel in the bathroom, and 
I don't know if 1 was supposed to stick it 
in my armpits or eat it like a fruit slush or 
what The place is located a bit past Pop's 
Happy Land, and that's where it should 
stay. All in all you get a gut load of grease 
and an absence of brotherhood anion 
fellow customers. The atmosphere is an 
experience is one that I might recommend 
to some of my masochistic cohorts. It is 
kind of neat to know that you really can 
stand apart no matter how much you fit 
in. If you're not a freak, you might con 
sider going there so that you might real 
ize that you are a freak after all. 

The service was good and they did 
have free refills (the savior of mankind 
and the representation of all the good thai 
remains in this world). But from the me- 
diocre food to die mysterious brown cam 
ouflage stuff on the walls. Lockhart's is 
makes no pretenses to be other than just 
what it is. I am still recovering, but I won t 

November 16, 1995 

The Sewanee Purple 

Page 15 

Pro-Choice Artists Sing Out 


bv John Molinaro 

Various Artists- Rock the Vote: 
The Spirit of '73 (Epic) 

Several years ago, L7 formed 
Rock the Vote to mobilize the 
MTV generation to raise aware- 
ness about women's issues, spe- 
cifically abortion rights. This new 
compilation was designed to pro- 
mote Rock the Vote as well as to 
celebrate the landmark 1973 Roe 
v. Wade decision (hence the name 
of the album). Like most compi- 
lation albums The Spirit of '73 is 
inconsistent; however, fans of both 
modem rock radio and the disco- 
kitsch fad should be entertained. 
The album features a variety of 
current "female" bands (the Indigo 
Girls, Letters to Cleo, Sophie B. 
Hawkins, etc.) interpreting all your 
favorite hits from the 70s 
(•Dreams." "The Night They 
Drove Old Dixie Down," "We Are 
Family," etc.). Most of these 
bands tried to remain faithful to the 
originals, creating fun, if not very 
innovative, songs 

Perhaps the most interesting 
track, "More, More, More (part 1 )" 
features major label riot-grrrls 
Babes in Toyland channeling their 
grunge spirit into a poppy disco 
number. The Babes harmonize and 
giggle over feedback and synthe- 
sized horns, displaying a sense of 
playfulness previously nonexistent 

" of both 
modern rock radio 
and the disco-kitsch 
fad should be 

in their repertoire. L7 and Joan Jett 
team up to reinterpret Jett's 
"Cherry Bomb," snarling their way 
through the pop/punk nugget. Sur- 
prisingly, Eve's Plum delivers the 
goods too on "If I Can't Have 
You." The disco spirit remains, but 
with a heaping helping of fuzzy 
guitars layered on top creating a 
goofy, catchy and spirited experi- 

ment. Johnette Napolitano (for- 
merly of Concrete Blonde) covers 
Patti Smith's underground classic 
"Dancing Barefoot" perfectly, her 
cool, mannish voice matches 
Smith's dark yet hopeful vision. 
Sarah McLachlan also turned in a 
beautiful and haunting song with 

Unfortunately, along with 
the better songs there is also 
some crap. Two minimally tal- 
ented bands that have caught 
the recent "alternative " wave, 
Pet and That Dog, present ren- 
ditions of "Midnight at the Oa- 
sis" and "Have You Never Been 
So Mellow," respectively, which 
are little more than filler. Just 
as bad is Cassandra Wilson's 
conga-filled "Kill Me Softly 
With His Song." All in all, The 
Spirit of '73 can be a lot of fun, 
even with the annoying, inter- 
rupting sound bites from vari- 
ous vintage sources (exclama- 
tions about waterbeds, lip gloss, 
disco, etc.). The album may 

spread awareness to some fans, 
but more likely it will add quirky 
contributions to mix tapes and 
spice up your next 70s party. 

Also Recommended. . . 

The Supersuckers- The 
Sacrilicious Sounds of the 
Supersuckers Like their 
former Sub Pop label-mates 
the Rev. Horton Heat, the 
Supersuckers perform a 
rock rf roll burlesque. 
Where the Rev. merges the 
bad boy attitudes of 
rockabilly and punk, the 
Supersuckers bring a trailer 
trash sense of humor to 
biker metal and cock rock. 
The result is a band that 
rocks harder than any 70s 
revival (i.e. Nazareth) with- 
out ever taking itself too se- 

innovative, songs. - L t «r 

Sewanee Short Courses Add S pice to Stud ent Life 

by Kathryn Ingram 

Wednesday nights at Sewanee 
have been transformed by 
Sewanee Short Courses. The once 
dull day of the week can now be 
spent taking "Short courses" 
which may range from learning 
massage techniques from Sanford 
McGee to appreciating the fine art 
of wine tasting with "wine con- 
noisseur and Sewanee professor," 
Bill Clarkson. 

Sponsored by the Office of 
Student Activities and the 
Sewanee Student Women's Coun- 
cil (SSWC), the Sewanee Short 
Courses have been an exciting and 
interesting diversion for students. 
Lisa Manley. the director of Stu- 
dent Activities, said that she is 
"thrilled and excited" about the 
Short Courses and adds that they 
have been "very, very successful." 
This semester, there were six short 

Brewing and Apprecia- 
tion" with Bohannon 

Brewing Company. 

"Massage Techniques" 

led by Sanford McGee. 

"Line Dancing" taught by 

Nona McCaleb. "Wine 

Tasting" taught by Bill 

Clarkson. "Ballroom 

Dancing" with instructors 

from the Authur Murray 

Dance Studio from Nash- 
ville, and "Shag Lessons" 
taught by Pheobe 

One senior noted that 
the Short Courses have 
been "the best thing to 
come to the Mountain 
this year." Julie Lindyberg added 
that she "especially liked the wine 
tasting" because "not only did I 
learn about the differences be- 
tween wines and how they are 
made, but I also got to taste the 

Dippin means darrein when you're doin the shag. 
Photo by Katie Ravenel. 

different wines with Dr. Clarkson " 
The Short Courses have proved to 
be popular, and Lisa Manley noted 
that "more people signed up for the 
courses than could fit several 
weeks in advance." Because of the 

success of the Short 
Courses this past se- 
mester, the Office of 
Student Activities and 
the SSWC has agreed 
to continue with the 
programs next semes- 
ter Many of the same 
courses such as ilie 
"Beer Brewing and 
Appreciation." "Ball- 
room Dancing." and 

included in ne\i 
semester's Short 
Course schedule, and 
there will be new ones 
such as "Fly Fishing" 
and "Skeet Shooting 
If you have any further questions 
or requests, contact Lisa Manley 
in Student Activities. Otherwise, 
keep your eyes out for next 
semester's listings of Short 

Spalding, continued 

it's not appropriate here," she said. 
But as Gray sat on the normally 
sedate Guerry Auditorium stage 
and spoke of New Age religions 
psj chic healers, and bizarre sexual 
rites, the audience responded like 
intoxicated comedy club patrons 
Many writers have character- 
ized Gray as a sit-down comedian. 
a description he abhors "I was 
looking at a Life magazine cover 
from the 70's with Steve Martin." 
Gray said. "He was posing like 
this [Gray lifted his arms above his 
head and turned his head at crazy 
angles]. I thought to myself. 
'Jesus, that's not me'" Perhaps 
this misconception was shared by 
the Guerry audience who. at the 
performance, lilighl have missed 
the monologue's darker undercur- 
rent. This is not to suggest that 
Gray is a cynic. He is more ol B 
sentimentalist with one eyebrow 
raised or. as one reviewer stated. 
"A New Age Mark Twain." 

The artist voiced no concern 
IhatO illege students would be dis- 
interested in the tale of a man suf- 
fering through late middle age. "I 
know an eleven-year-old who 
loves to quote [Gray 's Anatomy I 
But it could be most students miss 
some of the dangers involved." 
Gray offered advice to young art- 
ists: "Never underestimate what 

you're doing lt it's important to 
you then it's important If it's not 
important, why the hell are you 

doing it?" 

Steve Soderberg. award-win- 
ning director of Sex, UesandYid 

eotape, traveled to Sewanee to 
meet with Gray to discuss filming 
Gray's Anatomy. The ptojec i is not 
the first on which the two have col- 
laborated. Gray acted in 
Soderberg's movie. King oj the 
Hill "1 thmk these performances 
can really benefit from being put 
on tape," Gray said. 'The audi- 
ence misses so much of what I'm 
doing in a theater, but with mO\ 
its everybody is right there in front 
Of me." Soderberg originally sug- 
gested the project The movie, to 
be shot in Baton Rouge, is due out 

in the spring of l Ql ><< 

courses that were offered: "Beer 

In this cold weather, feast 
your eyes on something warm 

Babe(s) of the Week 

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November 16, 1995 



by Rev. Popped-Art 

cm Ar+ Lessor wi+h Amh<* L d,re 

Thank You 

to the Sewanee students and 

community for your support in 

getting the | Q" off to a great start! 


Sewing Incredible Sandwiches on Fresh Breads, 

Homemade Hand-Tossed Pizza and Calzones, 

Deli Salads, Pasta Salads, and Rice Salads, 

and Aioesome Desserts. 

Delivery Coming Soon ! ! 

The Imitation of the 
Elders (with film review) 

by Trace Roquemnre 

Some people may ask. "What is the sound of one hand clapping?' 
They should also be forced to inquire, "What is the silence of two 
hands resting?" The answer to the former: Nothing! One hand 
can't clap! Hence, it makes no sound! AH contemplation on this 
subject is ludicrous, draining, life-negating, and supercilious, 
.and super-silly-ous! The answer to the latter Exactly that! Si- 
lence! No sound! You <§>#!$% Buddhist! Another kind of person 
likes to say stuff to "make you think." or maybe just to be loved, who 
knows. The types of utterings 1 hear from these pedantic, self-pro- 
claimed poets goes something like this: "When we see the world 
through diamond eyes, we get impaled on a spiral point. . .which 
churns our flesh into a mass of adipose tissue." Didn't Jim Morrison 
already say stuff like that. . .accidentally?! Another kind of person 
likes to sound sane and serious. . .to the point of intrigue. They tend 
to spout off nonsense such as: "Aristotle is a Darwinist. . .and Dar- 
win is an Aristotelian. . .and Augustine is very Emersonian in talking 
of boys* play being no different than the business of men; 'Action 
and Inaction are one and the same/" 

1 diagnose all of these jokers as suffering from a compulsion to 
ignore their inner light. Let it suffice for this to be a syndrome of 
thanatic character, which causes people to downplay their own exist- 
ence. In other words, some factions call for people to kill off 1/2 of 
their train as socialization. Another pretense which stabs me as dis- 
eased is the lack of love between men and women. Healthy humans 
roll on the floor naked upon first sight of an attractive complement. 
Not us Jos£! We must direct our energies into the abyss of calcula- 
tion. . .and one solution is supposed to be enough. Nevertheless, 
maybe a little less bravado among, and competition between, the sexes 
would help to heal the situation. For instance, men need to admit to 
being polygamous; and women must confess that it is suitable for 
women's minds to be childlike— for they are the one's to feed, nur- 
ture, and empathize with the little ones. It must be noted that I am not 
saying, "Women should be barefoot and pregnant; and men should 
have fun with their legs." All that it means is: Women are geniuses! 
It takes a certain brain frequency to relate to blank slates. 

The Beef: Some proponents of Robin Hood complain that wealthy 
land owners and state officials are mining the land with "overgra/inc 
and other, sometimes violent, abuses on our public lands " In othei 
words, some people believe that cows have too much space. Not 
only do these people assert that cows are endangering species with 
their grass-eating; but they scream, "...abuses on our public lands are 
threatening people and our country!" ...all I know is that I still have 
grass in front of my house. What these weak-minded, anti-life, anti- 
chaos, lovers of comfort ask (with a whimper) is that we stop buying 
hamburgers First, life lives on lives. Second, some are bound to die. 
Third, vegetarianism is the first turning away from life. Vegetarians 
simply eat that which cannot run away. (O.K.. maybe cows can't run 
either— but that makes bovine consumers no worse than vegetarians.) 
Those poor plants ...if only they had a mouth to scream. Fourth, one 
of the biggest problems in India is that they don't eat their cows. As 
long as we keep eating ours, we'll be freeing up space. In other words, 
the only way to prevent over-grazing is to eat, eat, eat! (For even if 
you or a few thousand other people refuse to buy hamburgers, thou- 
sands of others will be eating theirs.. .and hence, the cows you aren't 
eating will be grazing!) Eat your burgers; and support your local 

MOVIE REVIEW: At any rate, the film Kids was an excellent 
'movie - portraying human beings in their natural, destructive, and 
bestial state. Most people were either scared or disgusted by this 
flick. However. I found it refreshing. . kind of like Seven. It seemed 
to not only fuel my sexual fire, but let me know that there are others, 
thank goodness, with the same rotten passions as me. It is unfortu- 
nate that AIDS infected three of the characters. This is not to be 
taken lightly. . and it is not wise to be careless with one's life. Nev- 
ertheless, they lived it up for a short time— and who wants to endure 
a prolonged presence in this place anyway! 


A mentor 

hyj ohn Sullivan 

Andrew Lytle entered my life, appro- 
priately enough, through a series of 
letters written during the summer and fall 
of 1994. Sanford McGee had introduced 
us that May. a few weeks before I flew to 
Ireland on an open-ended visa. 1 
remember one of these early visits more 
perfectly than the rest. Mr. Lytle was 
lired and asked if I wouldn't mind 
reading while he took a nap. He lay 
down on his couch with his arms folded 
neatly across his chest and draped a 
velvet whiskey bag over his face to block 
the light. 

I left him there asleep and went 
looking through his bookshelves for the 
first of countless times. Lytle's library, 
which I can only hope will be preserved 
intact, was Borgesian in scope, and 
deceptively random. First editions of 
Sartre sat molding next to inscribed 
novels by Robert Penn Warren. 
Squeezed in between complete collec- 
tions of Joyce, James, Faulkner, and Jung 
were dog-eared paperbacks by Musil, 
and Mishima; John C. Calhoun shared a 
shelf with Kafka, Val6ry with Augustine. 
I realize now what an excellent metaphor 
the library made for his life, in its 
contradictions and breadth of experience. 
These were the books of a southerner, a 
classicist, a critic, and a man who once 
said that the canon should be revised to 
include more Latin-American writers. 1 
was in heaven among those shelves, but 
thoroughly intimidated. 

Leafing through the pages didn't help. 
Thev were all heavily annotated. Had 
the man read everything? Not quite, as I 
was to learn. Rather than reading 
voraciously, he read regularly and 
sensitively (Tate once said that Lytle read 
Flaubert's Us Trois Contes as if he had 
written it), but ninety years of devotion 
to books left quite a collection. I was 
ready to pick out a title when 1 heard a 
voice in the front hall. Mr. Lytle began 
to talk to me (or to himself, I wasn't 
sure), his voice slightly muffled by the 

Andrew Lytle, photographed in 1989 by Dennis 
velvet bag. Pulling up a chair beside him. 
I tried to follow the thread of conversa- 
tion. It was a warning of some kind, 
about the future, about "the machinations 
of the enemy." I thought he might be 
talking in his sleep, so 1 spoke up. 
"Who's the enemy?" I asked him. 
With that he flung the bag onto the floor 
and bolted upright. Fixing those bright 
blue eyes on me like nails, he rasped. 
"Why son. the bourgeoisie." Then he lay 

backdown. .... 

Those were about the last words I had 
from him until one moming in June when 
white, typewritten envelopes started 
sliding under my door in Cork with 

clocklike regularity. After a few weeks of 
this I realized with delight that Andrew 
Lytle had begun a correspondence, the 
fruits of which are now among my most 
treasured possessions. His letters were 
little mad works of art, non-sequitur and 
brilliant in turns. Rereading them this 
moming for the first time. n a year. I am 

amazed at how open and spontaneous 
they are. In one dated June 9. he apolo- 
gizes for an elaborate salutation: ' I don t 

know why it is that I am writing in such 


formality, but in spite of the romantics 
and their greasy senses, without formality 
the arts would recline in a perpetual 
dream of self-indulgence," and adds "It 
was good to find you in Cork. Joyce's 
father took him there on a sentimental 
journey, which I don't well remember " 
On my end I was writing once a week 
and sending him poems as 1 finished 
them. Mr. Lytle's criticism of them was 
more metaphysical than literary, but the 
advice he gave me was useful and 
sometimes eerily precise. He urged me 
to think less about art and sil down more 
often at the typewriter. "The gift itself 
you have nothing to do with." he wrote, 
"it rises from the abyss and demands." 
He claimed to be unfamiliar with verse, 
but I'm sure he must have winced at my 
earnestness and lack of control. Watch 
how gently, in a letter of June 19. he 
prepares to drop the bomb on one 
misguided effort. "I'm getting a little 
garrulous I'm not sure if it is all old age 
Possibly words have seized me That is 
one of the dangers of devoting a life to 

the seizure, understanding and risks ol 
language. If 1 do say it. you take greater 


Kronos Quartet plays in Sewanee, p. 10 
Geof Bowie's gallery exhibition, p. 2 
CD: "Saturday Morning Fever, p. u 


Sewanee Utilities District, p. 5 
Wheat house burglaries, p. 4 
Sewanee's Shakin' Days, p. 14 

risks than anybody I ever knew I'm not 
yet sure you know exactly what you are 
doing or have done. It is here I think I 
may be of help " 

And so they ran. Reading those letters 
at a desk looking over the Lee river, 
often aloud. I heard a man whose 
everyday speech bordered on the poetic. 
Incoherent paragraphs would crystallize 
without warning into sentences of 
absolute pith In one rambling anecdote 
about an invitation he has tried vainly to 
decline, he ends in a phrase that might 
summarize his agrarian career "This is 
the way I protest absolutely fulilely " 

I also read, in those pages, about a man 
acutely aware of his age and mortality 
When we were fixed on my moving in 
with him in the fall, he hinted at the 
urgency of the situation, wondering il 1 
might come home early. Later he 
reproached himself "There are always 
threats," he reminds me in a letter of July 
1 1, adding "It's wise never to pay too 
much attention to such. No man can 
forestall or evade what lies in wait." 
Lytle's unflinching attitude toward 
death was no less in evidence when I got 
back to Tennessee and moved into the 
apartment under his house. On my first 
night there, he asked me to build him a 
fire. His house was built for summers, 
and the nights were already beginning to 
chill. Directing my clumsy attempts to 
get a log started, he said, by way of 
making me feel better. "I'm sorry that 
wood's so poor. son. I had no idea I'd be 
See Lytle. page 3 

Andrew Lytle 

. Born on Dec. 26, 1902 

• Graduate of Sewanee 
Military Academy 

• Bachelor's Degree From 
Vanderbilt University 

• From 1942-44, he taught at 
the University of the South 

• Was managing editor of the 
Sewanee Review 


Tiger Talk, p. 9 

High scoring water felines, p. 8 

The sport of surviving Shake Days, p. 10 

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The Imitation of the 

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February^ 1996 


Treaty of Fontainebleau to be 
shown in duPont Library 

h\ Chad" ick Wall 

From Monday, February 12 to 
Friday, February 17. the duPont Library 
will host an exhibition ol the Treaty of 
Fontainebleau. Thi ias been 

loaned by a generous collector Ol famous 
" historical memorabilia currently living in 
Sewanee This gentleman, who asked not 
to be named, will soon sell the document 
11 Christie's in London. The exhibition 
w ill be sponsored by the history depart- 

In the Treaty of Fontainebleau, 
French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte 
removes the French throne from himself 
and his family The treaty also estab- 
lishes Elba as his sovereign state and 
residence. The document secures 
payment to Napoleon and to his family. 
should the Emperor agree to the terms of 
ihe treaty. (Ironically, Napoleon 
breached his accordance with the treaty, 
as he attempted, unsuccessfully, to 
secure domination of Europe some years 
later ) Also, since the treaty ended the 
Napoleonic Era. it is extremely valuable. 
The Treaty of Fontainebleau, dated 
April II. 1814, consists of 14 pages. 
bound neatly by a cord in the left 

agin. After the nine pages of terms, 
the treaty contains an additional five 

pages of ratifications, signatures, and 
lis. These five pages contain the 

men famous world leaders 
as Alexander I. Tsar of Russia; Count 
Nesselrode. the Russian Foreign Minis- 
ter, Frederick William III. King of 
Prussia. Francis 1. Emperor of Ru 
Prince Metlernich, the Austrian Foreign 
Minister; Caulaincourt. Minister of 
1 oieign Affairs; the Duke of Bassano. 
Minister of the French State; and, of 
course. Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. 
Each nation represented sealed his 
ratification with wax. 

All Sewanee students are encour- 
aged to come and view the exhibit. 

"I think it would be a great 
opportunity for Sewanee students to see 
such an amazing piece of history 
firsthand," the loaner said. 



coFFeeHou$e M 


Mr. Lytle's many lives: 
tor, author, Agrarian 

In Monteagle. 

Andrew Nelson Lytle, the last of the 
Vanderbilt Agrarians, a diverse and 
talented group diat included Robert 
Penn Warren. John Crowe Ransom, 
Allen Tate, and Stark Young, died on 
December 13 at his home in the 
Monteagle Assembly on the 
Cumberland Plateau in Monteagle 

The son of a farmer and lumberman, 
Mr. Lytle was bom on Dec. 26. 1902. on 
land that was given by a Revolutionary 
War-era ancestor to found the town of 

A graduate of the Sewanee Military 
Academy, Mr. Lytle earned a bachelor's 
degree from Vanderbilt University in 
1925. He also studied at Exeter College 
of Oxford University and attended the 
Yale University School of Drama, where 
he studied with George Pierce Baker. 
Early in his career, Mr. Lytle supported 
himself as an actor in New York- 
appearing n several plays- and working 
on his first book, "Bedford Forest and 

His Critter Company" ( 193 1 ) 

From 1942-44 he taught at the Univer- 
sity of the South in Sewanee, TN, and 
was managing editor of the "Sewanee 
Review " In 1948 Mr. Lylle founded the 
writing program at the University of 
Florida. He has also served on the 
faculties at Southwestern in Memphis 
(now Rhodes College), the University of 
Iowa, Kenyon College, the University of 
Kentucky, and Vanderbilt University. He 
served a second term as editor of the 
"Sewanee Review," America's oldest 
continuously published literary quarterly 
from 1961 until 1973, and was a profes- 
sor of English on Sewanee's faculty until 
1973. Among his students were many 
prominent writers, including Flannery 
O'Connor, Madison Jones, Harry Crews, 
and Merrill Joan Gerber. 

Mr. Lytle contributed an essay to the 
Agrarian work, "I'll Take My Stand" 
(1930). His first novel. "The Long 
Night." appeared in 1936. He published 
"At The Moon's Inn" in 1941 and "A 
Name for Evil" in 1947. Ten years later. 
Mr Lytle's most important and enduring 
novel, "The Velvet Horn." was released. 
He also published three collections of 
essays and one collection of stories. 

Mr. Lytle is known not only as a 
distinguished teacher and writer but as a 
great raconteur whose anecdotes became 
nearly as famous as his best stories and 
novels. A man of letters in the true si 
of the term, he was famous as a host, at 
his Monteagle cabin, accomodating 
anyone who appreciated good conversa- 
tion and good writing. 

Among his honors are two Guggenheim 
fellowships, a Kenyon Review fellow- 
ship, a National Institute of Arts and 
Letters fellowship, lifetime achievement 
awards from the Ingersoll Foundation and 
the Lyndhurst Foundation, and a special 
achievement award from the Fellowship 
of Southern Writers, of which he was a 
founding member. He also recieved 
honorary degrees from Kenyon College, 
the University of Florida, and the 
University of the South. 

Sewanee Shorts 

Be careful outside The ice 
can be menacing, too. How 
ever, the snow and ice ha 
allowed room for some win- 
ter antics as well. Anyone 
walking past All Saint- 
Chapel the Sunday before 
convocation might have no- 
ticed a rather strange ad< I 
to the exterior No. it wasn't 
the new banners, but a 31/2 
foot plastic snowman resting 
on the upper balcony. Luck- 
ily, the festive objeu 
safely returned to iLs owners 
in Benedict who were wor- 
ried sick. 


February 9, 1996 

The Sewanee Purple 

Page 3 


Lytle, continued from page 1 

Andrew Lytle at Cornsi 

alive in October." 

But he was alive that October, very 
much so. And he would live to see one 
more fall before his moment arrived. The 
year that fell in between those autumns is 
on e I can neither forget or sufficiently 
remember, partly because I made a choice 
not to keep a diary so 
long as I lived with 
him. In retrospect, it 
seems a juvenile and 
even bizarre decision, 
but I was overly 
conscious of his 
charisma and my own 
impressionability. On 
top of that, he said so 
many memorable things 
that to record them with 
any integrity would 
have entailed playing 
secretary. I trusted in 
my memory, a mistake I 
can appreciate now, 
looking back on the 
experience for the first 
of what will be many 


The year comes back 
to me as a tableaux, made out of equal 
parts mystery and comedy, profundity and 
confusion, snatches of song and half- 
forgotten poetry. If I clear my mind, 
always the simplest and most human 
memories flood in. The quality of light 
on some tired afternoon stands in relief 
against moments of more obvious drama. 
Not that drama was in any short supply. I 
think, for example, of his reaction after 
last year's Fellowship of Southern 
Writers conference in Chattanooga. 

When George Garrett announced his 
name at the awards ceremony, the Tivoli 
exploded in applause and Lytle was given 
a long standing ovation. After a good ten 
seconds of this, he still hadn't stood up, 
as he tried vainly to shield his eyes from 
the footlights. I jiggled my coat and, with 
horror, heard his hearing-aids clacking 
together in my pocket. Shelby Foote 
tugged on his arm and Lytle quickly rose 
to his feet, bowing and blowing kisses to 
the crowd. After the readings, I could 
barely get him back to the car. People 
wanted to shake his hand, kiss his cheek, 
get his autograph. He did his best to 
oblige, with that "brilliant artificiality" 
Flannery O'Connor once described him 
as having, but he finally whispered that 

"Still," 1 

he felt weak. In the hotel elevator I 
congratulated him. 

"I don't pay it any mind," he said. "You 
just do your work; you think about the 
work. The reputation is fine but it 

said, "a standing 
ovation's not bad." 

His eyes grew wide 
as quarters. Only 
Andrew Lytle could 
ever wear a look of 
surprise with that 
kind of theatricality. 

"A standing 
ovation" he repeated. 
"Well, John. I 

Of course. I 
realized, he couldn't 
see a thing. 
Let me touch on 
1 something that 
Sewanee students 
_ ^j** have always won- 
£ dered about Mr. Lytle. 
His views on certain 
■jwii matters were, to my 
Ik Farm. mind arcane, and the 

only genuine arguments we ever had were 
over what could be called, rather ob- 
liquely, politics. He became, after 
decades of defending his stance against 
hostile critics, a defensive thinker who 
equated serious revision of his philosophy 
with sellout. Some of his admirers 
consider this his greatest strength, and 
credit him with the last laugh now that 
our environmental nightmare (not to 
mention the state of modem letters) has 
validated many of his warnings. 

What struck me about Lytle from the 
start, however, was an awesome complex- 
ity of mind, a quality so reduced and 
distorted in the familiar caricature, which 
portrays him as little more than a conser- 
vative spokesman, pausing over his 
bourbon to denounce our modem follies. 
I know these aspects of his personality 
were no less real than the ones I value, 
but they are painfully inadequate for 
defining the man and his century. Perhaps 

because I grew up outside of those 

traditions, he was content to forego them 
in my presence. As a consequence. I 
think I heard a few things that would 
rattle his readers. Of course, he was 
always careful to add. "Now. I never said 
that you understand." after letting slip 





some suspiciously radical remark 

How could a personality like Lytle's 
fail to sense the constraint of a mere 
persona? After all, this was a man who'd 
gotten into a knife fight in Cuba, saw 
'The Cabinet of Dr Caligari" when it 
opened, studied with George Pierce Baker 
in the 47 Workshop at Yale, lived a 
bohemian life on Sullivan Street in New 
York, fancied a female artist with hairy 
armpits (who happened to be Katherine 
Anne Porter), shared the stage with an 
Abbey player, barely turned down an 
offer to write for Hollywood, and those 
are a few of the duller moments. His 
opinions were far too fantastic to really 
conform to the tired old line spun out bv 
the editors of 
Partisan or The 
Review. Never- 
theless he often 
sided with such 
people publicly, 
and I won't claim 
to know anything 
about his battles. 
What I've heard 
of their ferocity 
makes me glad I 
got to know him 
after he'd 
withdrawn from 
the literary world. 
Before I get too 
quick with my 
opinions. 1 should 
remind myself 
that Lytle had 

withdrawn from 

almost everything by the time I met h.m. 

His life was in memory and the small 
joys of talk and friendship His sigh! 
failed considerably during Ihe last ye;.. -I 

his life, and after it got bad enough to 
prohibit reading, he often asked me to 

recite poetry for him. He would listen 
with his eyes closed, speaking up only to 
correct my phrasing, and then add 1 I little 
comment at the end of each work. We 
read Robert Penn Warrens "Stargazing 
OTe night, and he shook his ^"J,, 
agnosticism of the closing lines, well. 
he sighed, "old Red never could shake 
lhai doubt" Another favorite of his 
Dylan Tfcomas's Death Shall Have No 
Dominion." especially the line that goes 

"Break in the sun till the sun breaks 
down." He amended that one by saying. 
"I thought that Welshman was a son of a 
bitch. He stood us up at Florida and then 
came a day late to read, thought nothing 
Of it Now come on. think of the arro- 
gance. 1 just didn't go. He's the real 
thing, though." 

Mr. Lytle didn't always need poetry 
read to him. I once listened to he and 
Madison Jones almost silently reciting 
"Lord Randall. My Son" to one another, 
underneath the din of a noisy party. Just a 
few weeks ago. driving up Sherwood 
Road with Sanford McGee. 1 suddenly 
remembered the details of a night last 
July at the dinner table in Monteagle. 

California. 1938. 

That n.ght. without any Introduction, Mr 
Lytle looked up from his meal and spoke 
one of the songs from Cymbeline. When 
he finished, there was one heavy tear on 
each of his checks. He laughed and 
wiped them off with a napkin The verses 
speak for themselves: 

Fear no more the heat o the sun, 
Nor the furious wintei s rages; 

rh 0U thj worldly task hast done. 

Home art gone, and ta'en thy wages; 
Golden lads and girls all must 
As chimney-sweepers, come to dust. 

En route to London circa 


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November 16, 1995 



by Rev. Popped- Art 

Page 4 

The Sewanee Purple 

February 9, 1996 


Wheat House burglaries 

Residents of Wheal House targetted for recent burglaries. 

r*»>K Fn* *»Hh 

by Angela Ward 

Over $500 worth of clothing, numerous 
pieces of jewelry, a charcoal grill, cash, and 
a load of quarters are among the many ob- 
jects which have been stolen from rooms 
of three residents of the ground floor singles 
in the Wheat House over the course of the 
past fall semester Residents of the soror- 
ity house and Phillips dorm have had a few 
theft problems of their own over the past 
few weeks of spring semester. The thefts 
began on the first weekend after classes 
commenced last August and has continued 
sporadically during the school year. 

The burglar usually hits when no one is 
home- for instance, on weekend nights 
when bands draw a large majority of stu- 
dents to a single or select few locations on 
campus. Stacy Henderson, C. '97. a resident 
of the Wheat House, has lost $20 and nu- 
merous "random, favorite shirts" to the 
burglar or burglars. She claims that it is easy 
for a prowler to see whether someone is in 
the house. She saya, "It's not like a dorm. 
You can see when no one's home because 
all the lights are turned off " 

The burglar's seemingly random choices 
of loot puzzles many of the victims. A 
twenty dollar bill was stolen from 
Henderson's room from a stack of money 
which wasleft untouched. Just over a week 
ago. four rings were lifted from a jewelry 
box filled with many valuable necklaces 

in the Phillips dorm room of Tyler Deitz, 
C'98. From one resident of the Wheat 
House, the burglar stole all the quarters from 
a pouch in a desk drawer, yet left a $50 bill 
in the very same drawer untouched. Accord- 
ing to Henderson, the burglar's choice of 
clothes is interesting as well, for all of his 
victims in the Wheat House wear the same 

The burglar not only puzzles the women 
with his choice of pilferages, but he also 
seems to toy with the victims. For instance, 
one resident of the Wheat House (from 
whom $500 was stolen last semester) found 
an envelope in her room this semester with 
a $50 bill inside. The girls' name had been 
misspelled and written with what she be- 
lieves is a woman's handwriting on the out- 
side of the envelope. The burglar also broke 
Henderson's door lock and manipulated the 
lock so that she could not lock her door. 

Whether the same culprit is responsible for 
all of the burglaries in all three locations re- 
mains unknown. The police station will not 
offer comment at present. Officer Butner 
says, "I'm not saying anything one way or 
another." Meanwhile, the theft, which 
Henderson describes as a "flow" of subtle 
burglaries of "not obvious things," still per- 
sists, and the only thing the girls can do is 
lock their doors. The University Police, of 
course, recommend the rest of the campus 
do the same, as this string of stolen objects 
continues to increase with steady discretion. 

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Disciplinary Committee 
Advent semester rulings 

by Sikes Ragan 

On November 8, 1995 the Discipline 
Committee met and discussed two cases 
The first case involved five students that 
were sent before the Discipline Commit- 
tee for disorderly conduct in Courts dor- 
mitory. These students were reported for 
running around the dorm at 1 2:00 AM on 
November 1. yelling and knocking over 
trash cans. They were asked their names 
by a member of the dorm staff and one of 
the five students lied about his name. All 
five students were fined $25 were required 
to perform three hours community service 
in Courts dormitory. The three students 
that had appeared before the Discipline 
Committee earlier this semester received 
social probation (until May 8, 1996) along 
with a $25 fine and three hours of com- 
munity service. The student who lied 
about his name was sent before the Honor 

The second case involved one student 
who was sent before the Discipline Com- 
mittee for violating dorm regulations. This 
student sprayed a fire extinguisher under- 
neath a door of a room in Tuckaway at 

2:00 AM on October 27 The student 
claimed that he was just "horsing around." 
however this student received a $25 fine and 
three hours of community service at the 
horse stables 

On November 29th. the Discipline Com- 
mittee met and discussed one case. This case 
involved a student that was on social pro- 
bation for the use of marijuana last semes 
ter. an honor council visit for stealing fire- 
wood and lying about his name last semes 
ter, an open container in September, a visit 
to the Discipline Committee for housing fra- 
ternity composites, which were stolen, in his 
room. The student cited was written up by 
the Sewanee Police for disorderly conduct 
and underage drinking after he threw a 
mixed drink into a crowd of people at the 
Sigma Nu house and the drink landed on a 
band member. 

The Discipline Committee recommended 
to the Dean of Students that this person be 
suspended from the college until the fall of 
1996 after completion of examinations. He 
must seek rehabilitation before seeking re- 
admission (University Handbook, pg. 70). 


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During the non-snow off season the U.S. Women's 
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Februarys 1996 

The Sewanee Purple 

Page 5 

Sewanee Utilities District Election Scuffle 

u—. ;„ ,k» -i-nrt«n n«w« Five with the contract and the increased 

by Am^SMvers^ 
A recent election election for the Sewanee 
Utilities District Commission raised some 
eyebrows and heightened tensions between 
the townspeople of Sewanee and the Uni- 
versity. On January 23, voters re-elected 
Mr Shipp Webb for the commission, who 
won over fellow candidates James Rollins, 
Marlene Aden, and George Ramseur. The 
h.story of the Utilities District and its re- 
cent election are a bit complex and are more 
easily understood when coupled with some 
background information. 

The Sewanee Utilities District was cre- 
ated because it was discovered that 
Sewanee's sewage and water systems were 
in poor condition. Since financial aid from 
national organizations cannot be given di- 
rectly to a private entity, such as the Uni- 
versity, the Sewanee Utilities District 
(SUD) was created. The SUD is an organi- 
zation that serves the entire Sewanee com- 
munity, both town and university. Recently, 
however, some financial troubles have 
plagued the Utilities District, and the vari- 
ous feelings toward the situation and the 
appropriate candidate to be elected seemed 
to split the town and the University, which 
is where the conflict arises. 

In July 1993, the financial problems truly 
began. The SUD was in debt, due to some 
expensive repairs. Rates increased by 83%. 
so that the Utilities District Commission 
would not have to default on bond payments 
due This drastic increase in dues naturally 
caused a great deal of frustration among the 
commission and the community. Several 
members of the commission resigned, and 
around this time.Webb filled the 
commissions gap in the leadership and ini- 
tiative during that period. In 1994. there 

was a change in the election process. Five 
new members were elected, and some 
former members remained. 
Dr. Sherwood Ebey, a professor in the 
mathematics department, was appointed in 
1994. not elected, to fill the void caused 
by the resignations. In October 1995, he 
was elected to the commission. He ex- 
plained, during an interview, that there had 
been a long-standing contract between the 
University and the Utilities District Com- 
mission. This contract created a good deal 
of conflict between the town and gown, so 
to speak, because it showed partiality to- 
ward the University from the UDC The 
contract, which consisted of an agreement 
in which the Commission annually gave 
the University a generous chunk of money 
from the District's payments, was evalu- 
ated and deemed legitimate. Payments 
from the SUD to the University continued. 
The payment was $20,000 a year, but as 
the SUD increased rates, payments in- 
creased proportionally. 

Once the payments due to the SUD 
nearly doubled, the money that should have 
gone to the University as an annual pay- 
ment (as dictated in the contract) then 
should have also doubled. However, the 
University never took that money. This 
contract was a source of conflictbetween 
the town and gown, and it was re-exam- 
ined in February of 1995 when a new con- 
tract emerged. Now. $9,000 is paid annu- 
ally by the SUD to the University. 

The SUD has moved on to other prob- 
lems, such as the ongoing repairs needed 
in our sewage and water systems. Ebey 
said that the goal of the SUD is to "pro- 
vide good water and to take care of waste 
water treatment " 
However, the community was still upset 

with the contract and the increased dues 

The town-gown split in the support of 
candidates in the recent election was dis- 
tinct because of these issues. James Rollins 
represented the community, while Webb 
represented the University. Since Webb had 
already served on the commission, the Uni- 
versity deemed him "efficient, knowledge- 
able, and good to work with." as Ebey said 
of Webb. 
Ebey. whose 1 3 months with the commis- 
sion has proved quite helpful, felt so 
strongly about Webb's capabilities that he 
sent an e-mail to his fellow faculty mem- 
bers encouraging them to vote for Webb. 
Ebey feels that this was a public service to 
his colleagues, since he feels that the fac- 
ulty is often not well-informed. He illus- 
trated in the e-mail his reasons for support- 
ing Webb. 

However, more than just an encouraging 
e-mail was sent to members of the gown 
side of the community. Although Ebey did 
not say who made the calls, it is true that 
those who had not yet voted were called 
and highly encouraged to vote: for Webb 

that is. 

Nonetheless. Webb won the election to 
the commission. Tom Kepple. the adm.n- 
.straior in Business and Community Rela- 
tions, said that Webb won with the votes 
resulting at 200 votes for Webb, compared 
to just half that, 100 votes for Rollins, the 
town's candidate. Kepple stated that Webb. 
<he University's candidate, was a "good per- 
son to elect." 
Although this election seemed to end well 
tor the University, the results do not solve 
the problem of increased rates which 

precitated this conflict between town and 

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by Rev. Popped-Art 

The Imitation of the 

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February 9, 1996 


Suzy Q, falls through Purple: Who's Who in '96 

byjennie Sutton 


I fell through sorority rush my fresh- 
man year and. in retrospect, it was the 
best thing that could have happened to 
me. At the time, I thought that falling 
through was the worst possible scenario. 
1 borrowed a car. drove to Chattanooga 
and went shopping — 1 figured that 1 
could spend a whole year's sorority dues 
and, I'm afraid to say, I did. 

I got involved with the newspaper and 
hung out with my little brother (Big 
People for Little People), so when my 
friends who were pledges were running 
errands for actives, I was writing articles 
tor the Purple or hiking on the Perimeter 
Trail And that was fine. 

1 slowly realized that I didn't fall 
through because nobody liked me, which 
I hear that one woman who fell through 
this Saturday has already said, but 
because I didn't know any upperclass 
women And 1 realized that sororities are 
fluff and I didn't need to be in one, 
although last year I decided that it would 
be fun. 

I have never before blamed the sorori- 
ties for letting nearly twenty women fall 
through for the past two years; instead 1 
have focused on the bid-system Sewanee 
has devised. The fraternity bid system 
seems to work fine and in three years I 
have never once heard someone say that 
the men's system ought to be rethought. 
The men's system can be easily ex- 
plained, as a friend explained it to me- "if 
you like a guy, you give him a bid " 

Few women and less men are able to 

explain how women get bids. Having 
gotten a bid last year and having just sat 
through bid sessions, I still have a 
sketchy understanding. What I do 
understand is that the system is not 

Just because one less woman fell 
through this year than last year does not 
mean that the system is working better. 
Eighteen women still had a disappointing 
Saturday and that's too many. 

In 1995. 131 women filled out prefer- 
ence cards and 19 fell through. Less 
women fell through in 1996 although 142 
women completed preference cards. 
Why? Last year, 1 1 2 bids were distrib- 
uted compared to the 124 bids issued 
Saturday. Three big sororities (ADT, 
PKE, TKP) offered bids for full pledge 
classes of 30 girls. The smaller sororities 
(ATZ and GTU) offered a combined total 
of 8 bids. Taking full pledge classes 
helps. What does a sorority have to lose 
if they get 30 great women instead of 26? 

Great women, who are an asset to any 
sorority, can fall through because the 
women in the sororities try to outsmart 
the system, which can work. That's a 
problem, ladies — outsmarting the 
system. To oversimplify, when sorority A 
doesn't vote for Suzy Q during bid 
sessions because a few members are 
convinced that Suzy wants sorority B. 
and Suzy doesn't get a bid from sorority 
B, Suzy Q falls through. 

The sorority bid system could learn 
from the fraternity bid system: when you 
like a girl, you vote for her in bid 
sessions, whether she's a shoe-in for 
sorority B or not. 

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Welcome to the Purple staff for the 1996 
Easter semester! 

The following students constitute the 
editorial board of the Sewanee Purple. 
Tania Samman, c. '97, former news 
editor, is the new production editor. Not 
only does she keep the production staff 
happy, but she makes sure that you get a 
perfectly designed Purple every other 
Friday night. 

Kate Brown, c. '99, design editor, 
worked on designing the Purple last 
semester and is aided this semester by 
fellow freshman and Gorgas girl Carrie 

Andrew Gallian, c. '99, was recom- 
mended to the Purple in August as a "guy 
who talks computers;" he puts the Purple 
on the Web and is just a call away when a 
computer crashes. Chris Demaree. also a 
freshman, aids Andrew. Chris under- 
stands computers as well and helps the 
designers by scanning photos. 

Teddy Sauer, c. '97. has taken the 
responsibilities of advertising manager 
into her capable business hands. 
Speaking of business, Sara Long, c '97. 
is the new business manager. She keeps 
the editors in budget as well as signs all 
the checks! 

This season's new section editors are 
rounded out by returning player, sports 
editor Robbie Griffith, c. '96. Robbie has 
a rookie on the team, though. Katrina 
Wilson, c. '96, who has been a steady 
contributor to the sports section, is the 
assistant sports editor this semester and 
will assume Robbie's post when he 

Chris Shoemaker, c. '98. who covered 
the Sewanee Performing Arts Series beat 
last semester replaces me as arts editor. 
Chris is heavily involved in Sewanee's 
performing arts groups such as Theatre 
Sewanee and Perpt.ual Motion. 

Ed Flowers, c. '97. seasoned reporter, 
returns from a sojourn with the European 
Studies' Classics program. Before his 
travels Ed was a regular contributor to 
the news section. 

Jon Shehee, c. '99, takes the post of 
back page/page 2 editor. He'll be putting 
his hip writing style and biting sarcasm 
to use writing Purple Picks this semester 
instead of food reviews. 

Erik Walker, c. '96, photographer 
extroardinaire, is the new graphics editor 
His experience in the darkroom and eye 
for photos should lead the photography 
staff to more striking images. Walker 
also handles other graphics such as 
cartoons and logos. 

So who am I? Jennie Sutton, c. '97, 
editor. I worked for the Purple in 1994, 
managing the calendar of events and 
writing the first Purple Picks. Last year I 
was the arts editor, and I wrote an 
occasional article. I am an English maor 
from Newport News. VA. 

I am excited about the Purple's 
potential this semester. We want to 
revitalize the Purple's reputation on 
campus, and make it the source for 
information and a venue for expression of 
public concern. With more than 30 
students on staff I think that we represent 
a cross-section of the student body — 
although none of know which organ we 
officially are! 


Dear Sewanee, 

I'd like to explain the rationale for 
certain layout changes in this issue and 
then introduce this semester's Purple 

First, the design of the front page was 
changed to the crisper New Baskerville 
Bold font because the former font was 
heavy and prone to smudging at the 

Page 2 kept Sewanee Shorts, but lost 
Purple Picks, which doesn't belong in the 
news section and is more accessible on 
the back page. 

The back page lost Trace's column and 
The Rev. Mike McWhirter's graphic, 
which are now located in the opinion 
section, because they are opinion and it is 
illegal for the Purple to run ads on the 
same page as opinion. The opinion page 
gained two more writers, John Barber and 
Chad Cunningham. 

And here's the new letters to the editor 
policy. Due to the students' adversity to 

the Purple editing anything, I will not edit 
any letters to the editor for grammatical 
errors and the like. Misspelled words will 
be corrected. Letters which address 
issues of excessively poor taste will not 
be printed. I will not edit for length; thus, 
letters which run longer than 300 words 
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the editor, must be received by the 
Thursday following the release of 
previous issue. If there are any questions 
about these restrictions, or if an exception 
is necessary, please contact me at the 
Purple office, 598-1204. 

The sports section will be running new, 
narrower columns for the varsity sports 
schedules and sports briefs with the hope 
that these will be more accessible. Also, 
I.M. sports will be covered regularly in 
the Tiger Talk column. 

Jennie Sutton c. '97 

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The Sewanee Purple 

Page 7 


Drug Dealers Dream Come True Sheer Barberism 

h y f!had Cunningham 

Fellow Americans, take note, because 
we are now beginning to witness the 
decline of the American justice system. 
Listen to this. Last week in the Washing- 
ton Heights area of New York City (one 
of the most drug infested areas in the 
nation) two cops noticed a car with 
Michigan plates double parked on a city 
street. As they watched the car. the lady 
in the front seat popped the trunk and 
four men proceeded to place several 
duffel bags in the trunk. The four men 
then noticed the policemen and began to 
run away from the car. Obviously, the 
cops became suspicious. They ap- 
proached the car. asked if they could look 
in the trunk, and found over $4,000,000 
worth of crack and heroin in the duffel 
bags. As expected, the woman was 
arrested and later she gave a taped 
confession to the N.Y.P.D. explaining 
how she had transported drugs from 
Detroit to New York City over twenty 

You would think that evidence would 
be enough to convict anybody, throw 'em 
in jail and throw away the key. Guess 
again. Judge Baer. a U.S. District Judge 
in New York, threw out the taped 
confession and the evidence stating that it 
violated her fourth amendment rights 
against unwarranted search and seizure. 
Apparently, the judge believes that 
because the men ran away upon spotting 
the cops, they were just afraid of cops 
because of a history of police brutality in 
the area; in his eyes the cops shouldn't 
have been suspicious. Furthermore, he 
stated that Michigan tags should not have 
caused suspicion even though over 60% 
of the drug related arrests in the area 
involve people from out of the state. 
Now I support fourth amendment rights 

just as much as the next God-fearing 
American citizen; 1 don't really like cops 
coming into my house without any 
reason. This, however, has to be one of 
the most asinine decisions I have ever 
heard of within the federal court system. 
Personally, 1 would be suspicious too if 1 
were a cop in one of the worst drug areas 
in the U.S. and four men noticed me and 
ran away as fast as they could after 
throwing bags in a trunk. Likewise, I 
think we all would be a little suspicious if 
the events that traspired were com- 
pounded with the fact that six out of ten 
people arrested for drugs are from out of 
state. Unfortunately. Judge Baer thinks 
otherwise. What is necessarily "suspi- 
cious" now? Do offenders have to shoot 
up, then take hits off the crack pipe in 
broad daylight, and throw the 
paraphenalia at a cop to fall within the 
"reasonable" category? 

This is a dangerous precedent for a 
judge to set in this country and a decision 
that could affect law enforcement 
negatively in the future. These cops put 
their lives on the line each day in the 
toughest neighborhoods in the U.S., and 
they have judges telling them that a bust 
worth over $4,000,000 is worthless 
because of a ultra-strict interpretation of 
the fourth amendment! Why should the 
cops try? There's no reason to try and 
consequently, cops are going to stop 
wasting their time and jeopardizing their 
lives to protect innocent civilians if 
judges continually make decisions such 
as these. Furthermore, cops could start 
falsifying information to bolster their 
cases and produce results and this could 
endanger everyone's civil liberties. Just 
remember, next time you get accosted for 
transporting four million dollars worth of 
drugs in New York, ask for Judge Baer. 

by John Barber 

Love 'em or leave 'em 

Students have strong opinions 
about who should have the privi- 
lege of space on the opinion 
pages. As the students' paper, the 
Purple has decided to let the 
students choose who writes on the 
opinion page. Vote for your two 
favorite columns on this page by 
SPOing the following form by 
Wednesday, February 14. (Valen-. 
tines to Opinions, Sewanee 

Purple, SPO. 

The Purple's Valentines will run 
for the rest of the semester. 

If you are interested in writing a 
serious or humorous opinion 
column for the Purple, please 
submit a 500-word sample on the 
subject of the politics of 
Valentine's Day along with your 
vote by the February 14 deadline. 

Saturday night as I was driving down 
University Avenue I heard someone yell," 
Ecce Quam Bonum. buttface." to a group 
of students traversing Manigault park. A 
crucial problem with Sewanee life is that 
the thing which would pull us out of our 
tragic descent, the metanoia, is missing. 
There is no common source of positive 
energy bonding students together. 
Instead, our society bonds through the 
grotesque performance of drunken 
Troiluses yielding to their grotesque 
manhood, such as the ATO pledges did on 
men's Shake Day. As if somehow their 
rite of passage is guaranteed by display- 
ing their passion for raw violence! 

In this incestuous den called 
"Sewanee," students place intellectual 
achievement and image over character 
development — a fatal mistake. Eager 
freshmen yearn for academic regalia, and 
overly ambitious gownsmen walk around 
during Convocation with a lusty look in 
their eyes which is appalling. 

I must say that I have trouble accepting 
the validity of anthropology as a serious 
subject. When I signed up for "Power 

and Violence in the Political System" I 
thought that it would be interesting. 
However, it has proved so far to be a 
study of the obvious. The frustrating part 
is that I read about African political 
systems and the theory behind them, but I 
think that it all goes back to 
Shakespeare— where it is presented in a 
fashion that is artistic, insightful, interest- 
ing, and realistic. Shakespeare was me 
great political writer. So far this course 
seems like one of my Mom's junior 
league outlines. 

In January. Glamour magazine reported 
a new way to enlarge breasts- by injecting 
"a sponge-like material composed of a 
woman's own cells into her chest and 
tricking her immune system into growing 
breast tissue over it" {Glamour. 42). The 
American woman is obsessed with her 
breasts, worrying whether they are big 
enough. Instead, she should shift her 
focus to developing firm, toned legs, with 
the perfect definition. A pair of fine legs 
will make up for any deficiencies in the 
breast department. Women of the 
University of the South should look to the 
long-awaited restoration of Daisy Duke 
on the Dukes of Hazard for reference. 

Gay Sledding - A Release 
of Sexual Tension 

by Trace Roquemore 

Can we really pretend that the sledding 
events over the weekend were not an 
outpouring of energy accumulated, along 
with sore butts, in the classroom? No. we 
can't. I don't even know why I phrased 
that statement as a question. Besides an 
excuse not to go to class, many people 
viewed the snow as an excuse to go 
"sledding." What is not seen while 
merry, relaxed brains giddily slide down a 
long, steep incline is the psycho-molo 
realm of natures most endowed crea- 
tures, viz., humans. 

Personally, I prefer the act of flesh 
insertion (sex) itself to the myriad of 
distractions which prolong our long- 
awaited ecstasy in the long run. The truth 
of the matter is. while one is sledding, he 
or she is not attending to his or her loins. 

I don't recommend my column to 
anyone who thinks for himself. My 
ramblings are intended to be a mockery 
of our academic system, expecially 
subjects such as English, psychology and 
philosophy. Even Spanish: "There is no 
language as filthy as Spanish. There are 
words in English and there are other 
words and expressions that are used only 
in countries where blasphemy keeps pace 
with the austerity of religion." Whoever 
knows the author of this famous quote 
will receive no prize or compensation for 
his or her reading It simply means that 
the book has been read by someone 

Anyway, if you're going to extend your 
danng will to go "tandem sledding." you 
might as well go in where it's warm and 
get naked. Besides, sledding is a fast nde 
which is over before you know it. and 
then one must walk up the hill again for 
another go. The same holds true for those 

who expend their precious thrusting 
energy jogging around and around in 


Dinner conversation: What I find 
intriguing is how little we actually know 
about what's going on in the country. .not 
thai it's any fault of our own. No. even 
the •experts" seem a little confused. The 
picture 1 get of the Democrats while 
watching CSPAN is that of a bevy of 
babbling idiots elected by an uneducated 
constituency The picture 1 gel of the 
Republicans are ambitious adherers to Hie 
facts I know very little of the details of 
Prez Clinton and his tag-along-office- 
holding spouse's workings. 

I trust my intuition. It is sad that most 
people I hear talking about politics don't 
even begin to scratch the surface. And as 
soon as someone who knows something 
of the lads speaks up. they cry. "Ohhh. 
let's not talk politics, it's so... unbecom- 

I have nothing to hide politically: I 
think automatic rifles should be distrib- 
uted to pre-pubescent girls with epileptic- 
conditions; and that pit-bulls should be 
doused in gasoline and let loose in the 
community's alzheimer district. Aside 
from that, I'm pretty conservative... 
NASA all the way baby! 

1995...looking back: C'mon O.J. just 
admit it! Maybe we'll put your face on 
the new dollar coins! The Croatians and 
the Serbians: Aren't they bored by now? 
I'm going to write a book on that war 
called "Tractatus de Battlalus Bonngus." 
Just don't re-elect the commy @#$! 
Hillary Clinton: must take after Albert 
Speer. "Gosh.I wasn't aware of those 
atrocities. I just acted without thinking " 
Anyway. Nostradamus had the right idea, 
viz.. "Bad will happen." After 1995, 1 
feel like a 4.000-year-old Peruvian vase 
shipped U.P.S. 

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The Sewanee Purple 

by Rev. Popped-Art 

November 16, 1995 

The Imitation of the 

The Sewanee Purple 

February 9, 1996 


Tough time in conference play for 
the Lady Tigers 

by Maria Marcum 

The Sewanee Lady Tigers Basketball 
team started their season with a bang. The 
team started off 6-2 before hitting a mid- 
season low. Currently 6-10. Coach Misty 
Thompson's Tigers are struggling through 
some very tough Conference play, 
coming up 0-7 after facing each of their 
SCAC opponents. Thompson cited the 
two point overtime loss to Oglethorpe as 
one SCAC game that Sewanee should 
have won. 

The squad is lead by co-captains Kim 
Fauls and Brandi Poole. Both are juniors 
in their third season at starting positions 
for the team. Janie Taylor, also a junior, 
joins the pair in her third season. The rest 
of the team is fairly inexperienced and all 
of them are still learning how to respond 
to their new coach. Thompson adds. 
"Everyone is working very hard, and I've 
really seen a lot of improvement. They're 
just not where 1 think they should be yet." 

Thompson feels that her team has a 
tendency to start slowly and mount a 
strong come-back too late in the game or 
to play well and then let down, allowing 
themselves to be knocked out of the 
game. She noted that in games with both 
Trinity and Hendrix, tough SCAC 
opponents, the Sewanee team played very 

competitively, trailing by only nine at the 
half. In both games, the Tigers came out 
slowly in the second half and lost their 
chance for a win. 

The Sewanee team has been plagued 
with injuries and illness this year The 
result has been that, for most of the 
season, the squad has had only eight girls 
at practice and available for competition 
at once. Sara Dicks. C'99. has experi- 
enced shoulder problems for most of the 
season and is just now able to play hard 
and with confidence. "Sara is probably 
our most athletic player. She has been a 
little tentative with her shoulder injury, 
but I think that will change this week. She 
looked really strong in practice this 
week." Thompson commented. 

Thompson added. "Kim Fauls is really 
carrying the team right now " Kim 
averages 19 points per game for Sewanee 
and currently Jeads the conference in 
rebounding, with 1 1.9 per game. Before 
the February 4th match-up with 
Oglethorpe, Kim was 18 points shy of the 
1,000-point mark in her Sewanee career. 
Thompson looks for a strong finish for 
the season. She and the team thank the 
students, faculty, staff, and community 
members for their continued support. 


High scoring Water Felines 

by Scott Evans 

Going into their last meet, the Sewanee 
Swimming and Diving teams boast an 
impressive record. The Women's team 
had gone undefeated until their slim loss 
against Emory, leaving them 7 and 1 for 
the upcoming meet against Centre. The 
Men's team also claims a 6-4 winning 
season, also heading into Centre. 

'The team has been forced to deal with 
a lot this season." claims Coach Max 
Obermiller, "but despite the hardships, 
the personal and school records still fall " 
The oldest school record for the women, 
the 400 I.M.. fell in last meet against 
Emory to Scottie Pate. C'99. 'This 
year's team is incredibly tough. The 
toughest I've seen in a long time. And 
it's that perseverance which has kept 
them going and kept them winning 
Defeating teams like Emory (men ranked 
5th and women 3rd nationally). Washing- 
ton & Lee. and Georgia Tech used to be 
only dreams to this team. Now. these 
goals are within our grasp." continued 
Coach Obermiller. Georgia Tech is a 
Division I school. 

If proof of the success of the team is 
needed, one need only look at the 
National Rankings by college swim 
coaches for Division III Schools to find 
three men (Swimmers Brian Spurlock and 
Brett Moldenhauer and Diver Jon Morris) 
and nine women (Swimmers East 
Apthorp, Jen Berg. Melissa Lykins. 
Nicole Noffsinger, Scottie Pate. Caroline 
Powell. Robbie Spruill, Anya Sammler, 
and Kalah Thompkins)! These talented 
athletes ranked nationally in 25 events 

Men's basketball turns up the heat 
despite threat of blizzard 

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and made national qualifications for 1- 
and 3-meter diving. Kris Kimball, C'99, 
describes his season, "It's been tough 
with all the sickness, but the team is 
really supportive, and you know that they 
will be there for you." It's that mentality 
which has enabled the Tigers to have such 
a fantastic season. 

Along with the success found in a 
winning season, the Sewanee Swimming 
and Diving team has also enjoyed 
increased support from the school. 
'Having all those people up there in the 
stands just gives me that little bit of 
extra. whatever.. .to make me win." 
explains Kalah Thompkins, C'99. "It's 
really cool to have your friends all around 
when you do well." adds Scottie 

Now. die Tigers look forward to their 
biggest rival. Centre College, and the 
SCAC Championships. The Tigers swim 
against Centre on Saturday. February 10 
in Danville. KY Co-Captain Paul 
Randall discusses Centre: "The meet has 
always been our biggest, and no matter 
how many Division I or nationally ranked 
teams we swim against. Centre will 
continue to be our biggest rival." Then, 
on February 22-24, the first ever SCAC 
Swimming Championships will be held at 
Sewanee. Teams including Washington 
& Lee (men only). Rollins, Asbury. 
Centre, and Trinity will attend. With such 
quality competitors, this promises to be 
an event to remember and a perfect end to 
a great season. 

by Aidan Arn ey 

With nearly everything closed down 
because of the weather, about the only 
thing still going strong in Sewanee is our 
men's basketball team. Looking for yet 
another winning season, the Tigers are 
12-7 with six games left in the season. 
One of their high points this year came 
just two weekends ago when they beat 
Hendrix College, ranked fifth in Division 
III. in Conway. Arkansas. Along with the 
consistent play of senior co-captains Pete 
Dillon and Hunter Connelly, there have 
been quite a few surprises on the team 
this year. One starter who has emerged 
as a key player in Sewanee's offense is 
Ryan Harrigan. Ryan is the second 
leading scorer on the team, averaging 

16.1 points a game, however, the 

story lies in his field goal percentage. 
Shooting 606% from the field, and 
69.5% from the charity stripe, Ryan has 
become the team's key post force. 

Another surprise this year is Jaret 
Pfluger who, after a two-year absence 
from competitive basketball, has started 
five games this season. As a senior, and 
having watched Sewanee basketball for 
four years now. I honestly feel that this 
team is the strongest I've seen at the 
University. The men are consistent in 
every facet of the game and. due to Coach 
Thoni's team attitude, they are unselfish 
and a pleasure to watch. When all of this 
is put together. I wouldn't be surprised if 
Sewanee were to crack the Division III 
national rankings in its next couple of 


Freshman Jon Morris looks to nail the dive in last week's meet against Emory. 

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Sophomore Ryan Harmon soars over M o aefenaers in las, wee* a gome 
against Oglethorpe. 

Varsity Schedule 


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2/9 Hendrix(H) 8:00 PM 
2/11 Rhodes (H) 1:00 PM 
2/17 Southwestern (A) 3:00 PM 
2/18 Trinity (A) 12:00 PM 
2/21 Emory (A) 7:00 PM 

ga mma B asketball 

2/9 Hendrix(H) 6:00 PM 

2/11 Rhodes (H) 3:00 PM 

2/17 Southwestern (A) 1 :00 PM 

2/18 Trinity (A) 2:00 PM 
2/19 Agnes Scott (A) 7:00 PM 

Sjrinmdng / Diving 

2/10 Centre (A) 2:00 PM 
2/22-24 SCAC Championships (H) 

Prelim 10:00 AM 

Finals 6:00 PM 

Hallelujah Pottery 

Highway 64 





Sports Information 

Anyone for Volleyball? 

Sewanee Volleyball off-season 
practice is open to anyone who is 
considering playing for the team in the 
Fall Off-season is the ideal time to get 
to know the coaches and players with no 
strings attached!! Practices will 

primarily focus on fundamentals. There 
are currently two matches scheduled 

with Centre College, and the team can 
schedule up to two more matches. 
Practices will be on Monday and 
Wednesday 7:30-9:00 PM and Friday 
400-5-30 PM. Time conflicts can be 
worked out. If you are interested. Please 

call Coach Nancy Ladd at extension 

1995 SCAC 



Congratulations to senior captain 
Celeste Unsworth for being named to 

the SCAC All-Conference Second Team 
for the second time in her Sewanee 

career. All Conference Honorable 
Mention honors went to senior Gretel 

Leslie and freshman Jamie Blythe^ The 
three led the Udy Tigers to their best 

finish in three years, with a record of 

Sewanee Outing 
Program Spring Break 

Xsday March 14 and return Monday. March 18. All camping and boating 

"e'nt, food. gu,de service, and transport* „, is .Coded ,n ,he cos, ol this tnp. 
10 participants mawimuni 

Trio #2- Rock Climbing in North Carolina: Travel to North Carolina for two day. of 
Z dimiTng unction with Bnrton Moomaw of Appalachian Mo— < Uud«. 
Z ™ x nic will concentrate on banning moontameenng «"*£> 
eve toward advancng to lead climbing ^fT^X^i^ 

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Five participants maximum. 

M» F0 r Questions about price or particulars regarding any of the above trips, stop by 

or call the Outing Program office at #1214. 

Rachel Reimer All- American 

Junior C.alie Rachel R^^ 

semester. This honor was ^^^ was flRt J save percentage 
tion based on her performance in goa test semester Ke | § ( _ 6J 

(0 938) in the nation on the Division III level. In 17 games 
per game) and had over 160 saves. 

Attention All Women Golfers 


it , not too late to join ^™>££^ ^ ^ ^rested in pining the team. 
Monday. Wednesday, and Friday 12.30 J^"* 
please call Coach Nancy Ladd at extension 1320. 

d „/„ Snntis Section If you have anything 
* F.YT is a new addition to The ^neePu^ Spo£ ^on^ ^ Purple offlcc 
that you would like run concerning varsity or club sports, pi 
at 1204. 

Sfwnnrr Standout - 
Hunter Connely has 
made his mark in 
Sewanee basketball 
history hy 

surpassing the 1000 
point mark {1257 
pis asoj February 
5) back in 

December He is 

, urrently amongst 

the league leaders 
in points per gam* 
(14.0). assists per 

game (4.0). and 
rebounds per game 
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The Sewanee Purple 

November 16, 1995 

by Rev. Popped-Art 

The Imitation of the 

Page 10 

The Sewanee Purple 

February 9, 1996 


Tiffer Talk: a review of intramural sports 

*—J w%* enn _ i i n ;«i»ixiiv knM willing to give 

by Robbie Griffith 
Sports Editor 

Welcome to historic Tiger Talk - home 
of the opinions of Robbie Griffith, sports 
editor. Let it be known that the opinions 
expressed here don't necessarily represent 
the views of the Purple because no one 
else on staff expresses their opinions on 
sports. Just kidding- everyone has their 
opinions, only I get a chance to express 
them every once in a while for your 
reading pleasure. Enjoy! This week it's a 
little humorous (I hope) but some days 
serious issues arise that need to be 
discussed and they will be, but for now... 

Are you at that point in your Sewanee 
career when you just can't get inspired to 
lace up those 1 985 Air Jordans or those 
baseball cleats that double as your soccer 
shoes? Are you tired of checking smaller 
people into the dividers in the Fowler 
Center and can't quite get inspired to play 
handball against the faculty? Has trash 
talking lost its place in the realm of 
Sewanee athletics as one of the traditional 
elements of intramural competition? Is 
ping-pong even a sport? These questions 
need to be answered in the upcoming 
years. It's time for a new era in Sewanee 


In the quest for change, many sports 
won't quite make it to the hardwood or to 
Quintard field. Below are a couple sports 
that probably won't make it past the 
Athletic Department in 1996: 

IM Midget Tossing - There's something 
unethical here. 

IM TYactor Pull - Local independent 
teams would dominate. 

IM Dodge Ball - Somebody would die... 

IM Drinking Olympics - No amateurs 
left at Sewanee; professionals aren't 
allowed to compete 

IM Bungee Jump Off Natural Bridge - 

Never got approval from the Dean's 

IM Tee Ball - Quintard field isn't deep 
enough for the heavy hitters; players 
would hit more HR's than Griffey, Jr. 

IM Street Luge Down the Mountain - 

the 'Race to Decherd' was deemed unsafe 

IM 500 - University isn't willing to give 
up the land to build a half mile oval on 
the Domain, but it would be cool 

IM Karioke - Despite the fact that it isn't 
a sport, Sewanee just isn't ready yet. 

It looks like we all need to just keep on 
lacing up those Chucks, bricking three- 
pointers, and hitting home runs into the 
next field over for a while longer. The 
University isn't ready for a big change 
yet, at least not on the IM fields so just 
picture that maxed out 1996 Chevy 
Monte Carlo with your sorority/fraternity 
on the hood passing the Tiger Bay Pub 
car on the inside of turn four. It's an 
awesome vision, isn't it? Well, it is for 
some of us. Leave those midgets alone 
and keep singing in the shower. You 
never know, you might be scoring points 
for your team by singing off key. I can 
just see that T-shirt coming my way. 


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A Fine Line Between Sanity and Shake Day 

by David G. Thompson 

The same scenario occurred this year as 
every other year for second semester men's 
Shake Day. People showed up at other 
people's doors, gave them a T-shirt and the 
opportunity to spend a good deal of the 
day drunk and happy. Of course, there was 
also the ceremonial throwing of the new 
converts into a lake and the singing of 
those boisterous songs that we all love to 
hate, but more than that there was the feel- 
ing of relief and camaraderie. Even though 
second semester Shake is normally much 
more low-key than first semester. I 
couldn't help but think that everyone en- 
joyed themselves and their beer. 

After the initial period of shouting and 
drinking was over, a lot of the merrymakers 
headed back to their dorms for a cooling- 
off period before readying themselves for 
that evening. I awakened my suite-mate 
(The Purple's own Ed Rowers) at the len- 
der hour of 6 pm only to find that he had 
missed most of the afternoon due to a 
three-hour "nap". Around 7 pm most 
people started reloading for the night by 
heading down to Shenanigan's or to the 
Market for more liquid confidence. 

The big news for that evening was the 
unmistakable sound of the Squirrel Nut 
Zippers. Thanks goes to Taylor Bickerstaff 
for suggesting a new and much needed 

change in the Sewanee music scene. In- 
stead of another Dave Matthew's formula 
band, we got real musicians with a real 
sound that was meant to rock our socks. 
Everyone seemed to enjoy the music and 
asking that all-important question, "Is she 
a man or is she a she?" Of course, I am 
referring to the "lady" in red, but don't ask 
me for the answer because I've seen the 
nude photographs and they're not pretty. 

Womens' Shake Day contained some of 
the same themes as the mens' , but definitely 
on a more intense level. The beer and es- 
trogen flowed as girls danced the day away, 
belting tunes and respecting their new 
actives' wishes as they slid across muddy 
floors with once clean shirts and fresh writ- 
ing on their faces. Territorial it was. but 
more than that it looked like a whole lot of 
fun. One young lady, seen dancing wildly, 
was rudely awakened when she lost her bal- 
ance and fell to the floor, hitting her head 
on a log. She was no whiner though, for 
she rebounded quickly and started back into 
her party grove. Another girl was not so 
fortunate as she was viciously attacked by 
a flying sandwich that hit her in the eye. 
Someone remarked quite profoundly. 
"Don't cry. I've seen people get hit by 

Needless to say this day was hampered 
somewhat by the snow that affected driv- 
ing and walking conditions. The Univer- 

sity handled this situation like it does most 
delicate intricacies, by doing nothing and 
then courteously asking us to be careful. 
Whatever happened to in loco parentis? 
Yet. there appeared to be few mishaps. 
Chalk it up once again for the gooa ole' 
Sewanee Angels. 

The theme for that evening was best 
summed up by the electric chalkboard in 
Gailor, "Beware of a false sense of 
warmth." The obvious implications for this 
statement are alcohol and cheap lovin' . but 
I wonder if at that point it really mattered. 
Most people were either into having such 
a good time that they could care less about 
the cold or they knew that like most Satur- 
day nights in Sewanee, anything short of 
all out craziness just wouldn't do. The 
police were able to keep the peace how- 
ever, except for one sly "hot-rodder" who 
decided that front-door parking was the best 
place to stash his car while refueling on 
some Gailor goulash. 

The night appeared promising at start. 
We had all seen the illustrious advertise- 
ments for the band that night at Fiji. Who 
wouldn't get excited about a band named 
Complete Desire? Most people were hit- 
ting their second wind and deciding what 
would be more appropriate: beer, liquor and 
a pack of cigarettes- or liquor, a pack of 
cigarettes and beer. After the tough choices 

had been made people got the bad neuv 
Complete Desire turned into Complete 
NoShow and Sewanee was stuck with a DJ 
style party that reeked of nostalgia and of 
those silly high school parties where we 
thought we lost our innocence around a can 
of Bud. However, most people didn't mind 
when they realized that it's the people and 
atmosphere that make the scene and not the 
scream of some half-toasted singer over a 

After Fiji most people retired to their quar- 
ters alone or by two's. The day had been 
fun. but our bodies could only endure so 
much on any one day. I, myself, seemed 
thoroughly enthralled by sliding down the 
same snow banks which earlier that day 1 
had cursed as the work of the devil for caus- 
ing me to kiss terra firma. The duplicity of 
life at Sewanee was apparent once again M 
I found myself loving what I had earlier so 
hated. Only on the Domain can you hear 
people laugh when they say. "We had so 
much fun, I had to take her to the emergency 
room!" I too smiled with delight when I 
heard those words for I knew that Shake Da> 
'96 had come full circle. 

Men's and Women's Shake Day 
Photos and Pledge Lists on pages V 

February 9, 1996 

The Sewanee Purple 

Page 1 1 


Regression therapy for the grunge generation 

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Various Artists- "Saturday Morning, 
Cartoons' Greatest Hits" (MCA 
Records) In a way, it's kind of sad that 
our childhood memories have been 
commodified and repackaged for mass 
consumption in "Saturday Morning". 
Even stranger is that we have appropri- 
ated memories that are not even ours- 
many of the shows featured on this album 
were off the air before most of us were 
bom. yet we still fondly remember them. 
Is anyone else scared by the possibility 
lhat in five years today's middle 
schoolers will be wearing "Ollie North 
for Pres." T-shirts? Anyone who believes 
this album is an innocent return to 
childhood by a bunch of goofy artists can 
k,ss that thought good-bye— over half of 
the shows featured on this album are 
broadcast on Ted Turner's Cartoon 
Network. So congratulate yourself, you 
purchased a $17 ad for the Turner 
Corporation (unless you also spent 
another $20 on the matching videocas- 
sette hosted by Drew Barrymore). The 
liner notes even have a brief biographical 
sketch of each 'toon's run and lyrics so 
you can sing along. The only thing 
missing is a guide so you know when 
they're playing on the Cartoon Network. 

If, however, you are willing to set 
aside your cynicism for a few moments, 
the album can be "lots of fun for every- 
one' (to quote the Banana Splits Adven- 
ture Hour theme), and it is custom made 
for anyone who thinks that a bong and the 
Cartoon Network are the only entertain- 
ment that you need for an evening. 
Unfortunately, many of the songs are 
fairly generic altema-rock/power-pop (i.e. 
Liz Phair w/ Material Issue, Sponge. 
Juliana Hatfield & Tanya Donelly. 
Collective Soul, Tripping Daisy, face to 
face, the Murmurs, the Toadies) with little 
spirit. The songs that work attain the 
right mix of intellectual disdain for the 
frivolities of youth and a melancholy 
longing for simpler times. 

Matthew Sweet's take on "Scooby 
Doo. Where Are You?" is so earnest that 
you would swear Sweet used to have wet 
dreams about Daphne, while Mary Lou 

Lord's version of the Archies' "Sugar, 
Sugar" drips the patented sounds of '60s 
girl-groups filtered through MTV's 
Alternative Nation. You can almost see 
Lord as a pre-teen dancing and lip- 
synching in front of her TV like Jan 

opens as Danny and the Juniors' "At the 
Hop" set in the 21 st century and ends as a 
Ramones style rave-up. 

Speaking of the Ramones, their take 
on the Spider-Man theme transforms the 
pansy '60s Spidey into an ass-whuppin' 

Brady as a latch key kid. 

As far as cultural hodgepodges and 
general weirdness go. Saturday Morning 
has as much as any typical cartoon. The 
Rev Horton Heat rip through amphet- 
amine laced, rockabilly by the way of 
Venus covers of "Johnny Quest" and 
"Stop that Pigeon," complete with 
Muttley's sampled laugh, from Dastardly 
and Muttley in their Flying Machines. 
Helmet contributes a version of 
"Gigantor" appropriately rewritten as 
industrial-hardcore metal. Perhaps 

strangest of all is the Violent Femmes 
interpretation of "EepOppOrk Ah- Ah 

(Means I Love You)" from the Jetsons. It 

hero for the '90s. The Butthole Surfers' 
and Wax's renditions of "Underdog" and 
"Happy. Happy. Joy. Joy," respectively, 
are really just so bizarre that there isn't 
much that can be said about them other 
than "Cool, dude." Almost as strange and 
definitely as cool is Sublime's Oriental- 
ska-jazz run through of the canine 
superhero Hong Kong Phooey's theme 
song. This track is definitely the hidden 
gem on this album. 

Not much more can be said about 
Saturday Morning . You either get it or 
you're forever locked out of Never 
Neverland. So if you're one of the lucky 
few, rum on the lava lamp, pack up a 

bowl, turn on Saturday Morning, and 
salute your childhood while you are still 
young enough to enjoy it. 

^Recently Released... 

Blonde Redhead— La Mia Vita 
Violenta! Check this out: Sonic Youth 
proteges comprised of Japanese girls and 
Italian boys! Jinkies. Scooby. what will 
they think of next' Everything you loved 
about early Sonic Youth wrapped up in a 
hip international package 
Pearl Jam—Mrrkmball More angst 
and post-grunge hard rock from Mr 
Vedder and company. 
Various Artists— Twisted Willie Add 
Willie Nelson to the never ending pro- 
cession of tribute albums ( )dd pairings 
abound with Johnny Cash. L7. Kelley 
Deal & Kris Kristotfeison. the Rev. 
Horton Heat, the Supersuckers, X, and 
others popping up. 

Ministry— Filth Pig Although it was 
rumored that Ministry's new album 

would transform the industrial outfit into 
a country band. Filth Pig returns them 
to the well traveled route of industrial 
tinged metal in the vein of Nine inch 


The Angry Samoans — Unboxed Set 
The new wave of punk bands has ignited 
an interest in the original punk move- 
ment. So if you have already picked up 
the Minor Threat and Germs 
retrospectives, then you'll probably want 
this collection from one of LA's old 
school, hardcore outfits 
The Halo Benders— Don '/ Tell Me Now 
This is the sound of die true NW under- 
ground scene. Once characterized as 
post-cocktail nation punk rock, this indie 
supergroup produces fuzzy yet heartfelt, 
goofy, and compelling pop songs 
Various Artists— Dead Man Walking 
Soundtrack Folksy ballads from Bruce 
Springsteen. Johnny Cash. Lyle Lovett. 
Eddie Vedder, and others provide a dark 
and moody atmosphere for this new Tim 
Robbins flick. 

GZA/the Genius— Liquid Swords 
Another Wu-Tang solo album. Perhaps 
the best solo work yet because as the Clan 
says, when they form like Voltron the 
GZA is the head. 

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Hot "Jas" in Sewanee 

h\ Geoffrey Koh l 

Coining on stage in Cravens Hall on 
Saturday, January 27 in five tuxedos and 
.in evening dress, the Squirrel Nut 
Zippers swooned Sewanee's ears into 
swaying, blossoming beats of jazz. 
t wept for the vibrant colors of the 
Mudents' clothes, Cravens Hall seemed to 
h.i\ e been transported a half century back 
in lime into some New York jazz hall 
w here Louis Armstrong with special 
guests the Squirrel Nut Zippers blew 
bright notes of jazz into saxophones and 
into listeners' ears. Provided for 
Sewanee's enjoyment by the B.C. Board, 
ihe Squirrel Nut Zippers started late in the 
e\ ening and kept the crowd enthralled 
until one the next morning. 

I stood mesmerized by the trombone, 
banjo, saxophone, guitars, and drums. As 
Kathenne. the sole female of this musical 
entourage, clutched her banjo or the 
microphone and pursed her lips, one 
could almost imagine her in prayer. In 
prayer they were, for the explosions of 
the brass instruments became "Alleluia's" 
shouted to some elusive god of jazz. The 
religious tone of the music was humor- 
ously confirmed upon hearing "Hell 
Calypso" near the beginning of the 
second set. in which guitar player 

Jimbo" preached lyrically to the crowd 

about the eternal damnation of everyone's 

Hailing from Chapel Hill, North 
Carolina, the Squirrel Nut Zippers is 
comprised of Ken Mosher (saxophones, 
guitar, and vocals). Kathenne Whalen 
Mathus (banjo, vocals). James "Jimbo" 
Mathus (trombone, guitar, vocals and 
married to Kathenne), Don Raleigh 
(bass), Chris Phillips (drums), and Tom 
Maxwell (guitar, vocals). According to 
the bassist. Squirrel Nut Zippers was 
formed almost three years ago as a 
humorous sideshow from North Carolina 
rock bands. 

The Squirrel Nut Zippers have circu- 
lated their 1995 album "The Inevitable" 
and have a new album coming out soon. 
They call their music "hot jas" ("jas" is 
the original spelling of "jazz") and 
attribute much of their sound to the jazz 
of New Orleans, where they recorded 
their forthcoming album. The Squirrel 
Nut Zippers have been playing gigs in 
Chicago, St. Louis, and even embarked 
on a Florida mini-tour last year. Together 
with the North Carolina Symphony, the 
Squirrel Nut Zippers will be involved in 
the music for the Olympics and are 
looking forward to getting back in the 
studio with the possibility of recording 
asoundtrack for an upcoming movie. 


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Bowie blurs boundaries 

by Chris Shoemaker, Arts editor 

Sewanee is home to many forms of 
artistic expression, many of which often 
go unnoticed. Unfortunately, students 
here must put their creativity second to 
the daily demands of college life. Yet 
Geoff Bowie, a 1993 graduate of 
Sewanee. has made art his career. 
Fortunately for us, he has decided to 
pursue his career while residing on the 

Bowie's unique approach to sculpture 
can now be seen on display in the 
University Gallery. Usually taking a 
site-specific approach to his work, this 
collection "reflect my attempts to 
combine my art making process with 
world travel," says Bowie. The particu- 
lar photographs in this showing represent 
Bowie's travels to several different parts 
of the world, including Greece, Egypt, 
and Cambodia. 

Bowie defines sculpture as "anything it 
takes to express an idea: from marble 
figures to performance art, to music, to 
painting, to photography." He has 
refused to limit himself by conventional 
standards and uses many different 
materials to form the final product into a 
cohesive work of art. 

The works now on display center 
around Bowie's photographs taken from 
around the world. Digitally enhanced on 
a computer, the colors on the photos 
become more vivid. The sky in 
"christine and her new sunglasses" takes 
on a violet hue, while in "street scene" it 
reflects an electric blue. 

Perhaps the most interesting aspect of 
this particular collection is Bowie's use 
of gelatin as a second layer instead of 
glass. Poured over the photograph, the 
gelatin gives the photo a three-dimen- 
sional quality not found in a convention- 

ally framed picture. Bowie poured the 
gelatin over his enlarged photos just 
before the opening of the gallery, allow- 
ing for the images to come through 
clearly. After several weeks, the gelatin 
begins to yellow and harden, blurring the 
fine points and adding new quality to the 


The final touch to the sculpture is 
provided by the use of "common con- 
struction materials" for the frames. All of 
these unique elements combined together 
represent a summer of Bowie's travels 
over the globe. 

Bowie's accomplishments in the field 
of sculpture reflect a desire to provide 
people with an artistic representation "I a 
personal and universal statement. "My 
desire to show photography as sculpture 
comments on today's visual arts and 
presents my opinion concerning the 
boundaries between disciplines," States 
Bowie. He has effectively blurred the 
boundaries to create sculpture incorporat- 
ing many different aspects of art. 
Bowie's works will be on display in the 
University Gallery until February 25. 

"«. ■ - • 

ebruary9, 1996 

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Page 13 


Kronos Quartet performs at Sewanee 

, y Chadwick Wall 

On Wednesday. January 30. the Kronos 
Quartet traveled to Sewanee to hold a 
lw0 hour concert in Guerry Auditorium. 
Hundreds of Sewanee students, profes- 
sors, and residents packed the theater to 
see the world-renowned quartet's 
performance. Kronos launched their first 
se , w ith an uncanny presentation of John 
2^,'s "Dead Man Walking", a jarring 
rendition that promised an exciting 

evening. ..... 

The quartet followed their initial work 
with the haunting melody of "Two 
Studies On Ancient Greek Scales" by 
Harry Partch. This work consisted of two 
parts. "Olympos* Pentatonic" and 
"Archytas Enharmonic." The quartet 
closed their first set with Mario Lavista's 
"Musica Para Mi Vecino" and Alfred 
Schn.ttke's "Quartet No. 2" before 

Soon after, the Kronos Quartet 
returned to the stage and resumed their 
concert with Ken Benshoof 's "Song of 
Twenty Shadows " Perhaps the most 
spine-tingling and thought-provoking 
piece of the concert, violinist Hank Dutt 
evoked an atmosphere of unearthly 

melancholy. Next came P.Q Phan's 
'Tragedy at the Opera" and "Children 
Games". In the former piece, the quartet 
squealed fragments of Shakespeare and 
Elvis Presley to the dismay and irritation 
of many listeners in the audience. 
The Kronos Quartet managed to 
redeem its portrayal of Phan by bursting 
into "Mugam Sayagi." Originally done 
by Franghiz Ali-Zadeh, this composer 
was deeply influenced by the exotic 
musical scale and traditions of Mugami, 
a secret Islamic language. In this song, 
the cello takes on the role of the woman 
who cries out her love for a man, while 
the violins and viola reply in cadenzas. 

Five minutes after the concert ended, a 
small group of Kronos Quartet enthusi- 
asts gathered in a dressing room back- 
stage and met the performers. The 
quartet signed autographs and talked 
with fans. The Kronos Quartet members 
spoke enthusiastically about their 
history. Violinist and Kronos spokesman 
David Harrington described his joy at 
how "music allows us to know more 
about the world and its people. And, 
especially, if one grows up around life 
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experience, music can demonstrate this 

individuality to people." 
Harrington also spoke of the twenty 

albums his group has created to date. 

concentrating on the group's most recent 
album. "Released." When asked what 
was the chief desire he felt in order to 
start the group. Harrington exclaimed that 
George Crumb's 1970 work. "Black 
Angels," inspired him most to form a 
musical group based on music of that 
caliber. Seventeen years after the forma- 
tion of their group in San Francisco, the 
Kronos Quartet released their own 

Januan 1 M) 

rendition ol Crumb's tamous work in 
1990. The group seems lo look on this 
particular album as a consummation ol 
their musical career, and look toward the 
future to perform works that will surpass 
the quality of "Black Angels". 

The day after the Kronos Quartet 
performed in Sewanee. they traveled on to 
New York City. Iowa City. Australia, 
China, and Hong Kong to continue their 
world tour. Thankful for his warm 
reception in Sewanee. Harrington eagerly 
awaits to return to the Mountain. 


ALSO-" BU* CaCMi 1*»- 

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February 9, 1996 

Easter 1996 Sorority Pledges 


Colleen Gabrielle Beecken 
Carolyn Gray Bender 
Leslie Elaine Bradbury 
Katherine Mattox Brown 
Caulyne Nichole Burton 
Lauren Joyce Caldwell 
Ashley Elizabeth Denham 
Paige Elizabeth Eagen 
Janna Carrie Futch 
Carrie Anna Geisberg 
Rebecca Ann Gilliam 
Kristine Susan Laudadio 
Gillian Mary Martlew 
Heather McAdams 
Sarah Elizabeth McCarthy 

Kate Vasey Sievert 




Amy Soto 
Tina Lee Coniglio 
Malinda Kathleen Clowe 
Haley Kimberly Holmes 


Emily Susan Allenburger 
Sara Elizabeth Anderson 
Dorothy Jane Becker 
Jamie Barton Blythe 

Tough and tumble TKP's \iave photo fun 

Kelly Christine Mooney 
Yancey Ann Norris 
Laura Ashleigh Parson 
Laura Jean Ross 
Mary Kathryn Shannon 
Culver Stapleton 
Krislina Anne Steenson 
Knsten Elizabeth Touhey 
Stephanie Mae Tourk 
Frances Elizabeth Van Hoose 
Jennifer Anne Vibul 
Bnana Maria von Weimer 
Gwendolyn Jewel Weien 
Elisa Clare Young 
Theresa Marie Zucchero 


Christy Lee Drake 

Rita Enayat 

Mary Emma Koppel 

in the snow. 

Sarah Peyton S. Broaddus 
Corey Tronnier Brown 
Sara Molloy Cameron 
Nicolette Campbell 
Sally Ann Cassady 
Christina Michelle Castrichini 
Alison McCauley Clyde 
Catherine Hails Condon 
Elizabeth Matthews Day 
Jamie Noel Evans 
Kelly Haggerty Falconi 
Brittany Leigh Glenn 
Anna Catherine Gray 
Abby West Howell 
Anna Ashley Ivey 
Robin Renee Klein 
Katherine Grace Lindyberg 
Elizabeth Ann Northern 
Karin Leigh Palmintier 
Rebecca Amelia Pitts 

I'm PKE, yeah, you know me. 
Sara Caroline Regitko 
Jean Page Scully 
Jennifer Campbell Thornton 
Karen Marie Tumey 
Shannon Noel Weiler 
Eveylon Corrie Westbrook 


Courtney Lee Ball 
Maggie O'Sullivan Brown 
Nancy French Bunch 
Kathleen Brown Carroll 
Caroline Lee Ann Coward 
Virginia Estes DeBardeleben 
Sara Blair Dicks 
Elizabeth Tipton Dooley 
Martha Hancock Entwistle 
Lydia Wickliffe Fenet 
Laura Brooke Gibson 
Stephanie Ann Harkess 
Sarah Josephine L. Harper 
Tara Jane Howell 
Jennifer Elizabeth Jackson 
Kristin Lee Jones 
Mary Scott McKeogh 
Ingrid Elisabeth Merritt 
Olivia Jane Merritt 
Kristen Leigh Morrissey 
Anne Robertson Parker 
Delores Ann Rigdon 
Emily Elizabeth Rue 
Kristin Anne Sturges 
Dee Dee Johnson Wade 

Katherine Hall Wassum 


Elizabeth Boiling Allison 
Charlotte Jane Bell 
Mary Farrar Betts 
Margaret Gray Bresnahan 
Kimberly Steffens Burke 
Caroline Henley Cheves 
Mary McConnell Clarke 
Jennifer Elizabeth Coleman 
Casey Elizabeth Crosthwait 
Kelly Michelle Drawbaugh 
Dexter Dunn England 
Elissa Ashley Jones 
Amy Marie Knupp 
Mary Montague Logan 
Catharine Frampton Mebane 
Jane Bacot Mebane 
Nicole Mavis Mes 
Lauren Manning Millichap 
Fairfax Virginia Nabers 
Laura Leigh Ouzts 
Jacquelyn Elizabeth Presley 
Margaret Mclsaac Rankin 
Catherine Read Ravenel 
Gwynne Stuart Richards 
Amy Elizabeth Shivers 
Samantha Anne Sutphin 
Mary Harding Talbot 
Anne Jefferson Tate 
Anne Taliaferro Thompson 
Kalah Marie Tompkins 

Sterna Nu 's circle up for a head count on men 's Shake Day. 


Rolling in the snow, insane actives dive into the fun of shake day. 


February 9, 1996 

The Sewanee Purple 

Page 15 

Shining and signing faces on Shake Day 

ATO's gather on the front lawn to welcome their pledges. 

Fraternity Pledges 
Easter 1996 


John Phillip Donnelly 
John Barksdale Holmes, III 
Stanley Owen Mcnulty 
Theodore Gilbert Morrissey 
Selh Alexander Pajcic 
James Wesley Rogers 
Jeremy Jackson Whitman 
Jonathan RhettWieland 


Kenneth Carter Eddings 
Craig Michael May 
Jonathan Christopher Tucker 


Jeffrey William Covington 
James William Spriggs. Ill 


William Joseph McGaughey 


Granger Christian Osborne, 
Latham Chase Speiden 


Daniel Isaac Archibald 
Benjamin Trefz Roosevelt 


Joe Dick Mobley. Ill 
Forrest Kelley Porterfield 


Jesse Winchester Wilson 


James Joyner Gannaway, V 


Philip Brantly Buck 
Travis Adam Giles 
Andrew James Smith 
Louis Cody Smith 

Taking a dip, Tom Dees 

, resident ofCh, Ps, falls into fun on Shake Day. 

ThePKE pledges pile it all on to play incoming 

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Purple |faks 



What to do when there's nothing to do on the Domain 

b\ Jon Shehee 

February 9 & 10. The Weekend Bands . 
With hopes of better luck than last 
weekend*s failed, snow-infested gather- 
ings, a crowd of bands will attempi to 
wash away the pain that last weekend's 
snow brought upon Sewanee. On Friday, 
KA and Theta Pi will present a band 
called Double Wide, and Saturday night 
will be the time of redemption for the 
Fills, who will showcase Bobby Messano. 
However. Saturday's most interesting 
band may prove to be the TKP-Phi Delt 
Black Sabbath cover band. Don't forget 
your heavy boots of lead, for Ozzy has 
most certainly not left the building. 

The Secret Art of Dr. Seuss (Random 
House. $30). Theodore Seuss Giesel's 
otherworldly, previously unpublished 
paintings and sculptures are out in print 
These works are a bit more adult-oriented 
and more abstract, but they all still retain 
the artist's wacky talent for presenting the 
absurd in a strikingly sensible manner. 

Bloo pv's Buddies . Remember Barney, 
the purple dinosaur who annoys and 
sometimes gets beaten up in bothersome 
romantic comedies? Well Barney's 
number-one annoyance crown is in the 
process of being lifted by a hideous blob 
called Bloopy San Diego's public 
television station KPBS has been airing 
this green ball with huge eyes and a 
gargantuan purple baseball cap, and the 
kids love him. Add a new color, and they 
will come. 

Dixie Carter Trying T o del To Heaven. 
O pinions Of A Tennessee Talker . (Simon 
& Schuster, $22) Who is Dixie Carter? 
one might ask Do you remember that 
TV show about those Southern interior 
designer belles and the gay guy? "Design- 
ing Women." remember? Dixie was one 
of the stars, and now she is simply 
following the traditional path of the late 
twentieth-century actress: be a nobody, 
get a sitcom, get a following, lose a 
following, lose a sitcom, write a pseudo- 
philosophical book. According to the 
Chattanooga Free Press from February 5 . 
when asked about her beliefs on heaven. 
Dixie said. "I very much want to go there 
when I die. I want to see my mother 
again and all the people I miss who are 
gone." Wow. and just think of all the 
time our Sewanee English and philosophy 
majors are wasting on silly degrees. 

Feb. 12-14. The Sewanee Conference on 
Women . On Feb. 12. Cathy Rigby. an 
Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast, 
will speak at 5 p.m., and at 8 p.m. that 
evening author Jill McCorkle will lecture. 
On Feb. 1 3. , civil rights activist and 
columnist Linda Chavez will speak at 8 
p.m., and aviator Dora Strother will give 
the final lecture at noon the following 
day. All lectures are at Convocation hall 
except for Dora Strother's speech which 
will be held in the BC large lounge. 

Feb. 17-20. M^d\ Gras Weekend . That's 
right, folks, the time has come to pile into 
a subcompact automobile and head down 
to New Orleans where the parties are wild 
and the drinks are legal for just about 
anyone. So everybody jump in a car and 
leave your worries and but not your fake 
IDs behind (Louisiana's legal at 21 now). 
It should be one ragin' cajun weekend. 

New OG Easter 1996 

Sassy, swingin' seniors... 

Lizzie Anderson and Cathy RafFerty suck stogey smoke 
at a boisterous outdoor cafe. These babes prove 
that women with cigars look... funky? 

Molly Elizabeth Bagwell 
Alston Bennett Barrow 
Cristy Coors Beasley 
Andrew Carlie Beck 
William Lee Belford, Jr. 
Lydia Edings Blessing 
Elizabeth Lee Bowie 
Darby Brooks 
Jonathan Mark Brooks 
Bailey Warren Brown III 
Nicholas Paul Bruner 
James Dale Carter 
Mary Bradford Clark 
John Means Cooper 
Walter Brian Costilow 
Emily Catherine Crosby 
Ian Rutherford Cross 
Thomas Arden Daniel IV 
Lamar Whitworth Davis III 

Katherine Cole Downie 

Danny Moulder Dukes. Jr. 

Katharine Salter Edwards 

John Douglas Elrod 

James Hunter Flack III 

Julia Yvonne Frazier 

Jennifer Calhoun Fuqua 

Hugh Edward Garrett 

Herbert Terry Gibson 

Ryan Hart Harrigan 

Stacy Susan Faber Henderson 

Virginia Moody Holland 

Alexandra Boggs Huffman 

Rachael Elizabeth Jensen 

Margaret Conner Kizer 

Collin Harrison Lane 

Elizabeth Ann Lay 

Drew Michael Lineberger 

Belle Hearon Little 

Melissa Leigh Lykins 

Julia Miles Lynn 

John Allan Montgomery Maguire 

David Christian Michaels 
Rachel Margaret Miers 
Carrie Melissa Miller 
Kiley Allen Miller 
Andrew Gist Moody 
John Ramsey Moss, Jr. 
Andrew Ryan Nix 
Nicole Aimee Noffsinger 
Julie-ann Nydegger 
Diane Marlene O' Bryan 
Corey Matthew Passman 
Neal Langley Pickens 
Betsy Hanna Pollett 
Jeanne Kennedy Porter 
Harris Frederick Powers III 
Christopher Scott Rainey 
William Carl Ray III 
Joshua Hendry Reams 
Martha Hart Rhodes 
Wayne Eugene Ripley III 
Matthew Scott Robinson 
Richard Alexander Robinson 
Anne Elizabeth Rowe 
Steven Patrick Schale 
Lauren Penn Shannon 
Gregg Christian Shepard 
Anna Ayres Steme 
Avery Barton Strachan 
Robert Tudor Strang III 
John Jeremiah Sullivan 
Jon Seaward Trussler 
James Lesueur Uden, Jr. 
Leonidas Clyde Vaughan IV 
Richard Michael Waller 
Peter Bernard Walls 
Brooke Ashby Westfall 
Walker Barton Willse 
Kristen Ellen Wilson 
Carry Dawn Yadon 
Bo Zheng 

Soaring to excellence: conferenceonwnen 

by JennlferFuqua __^ 

^oSgVE^Hin^e^as the theme 
for this year's Sewanee Conference on 
Women The conference began on 
Monday, February 12. 1996 and ran 

through Wednesday afternoon. The 
conference offered sound advice, fresh 
ideas new perspectives and inspiration to 
the audiences of speakers Cathy Rigby, 
Jill McCorkle, Linda Chavez and Dr. 
Dora Strother. 

Cathy Rigby's Monday afternoon 
speech focused on personal empower- 
ment and cultivation of success. Rigby 
began by speaking of her childhood 
accesses with gymnastics. She started 
gymnastics simply because she loved to 
feel like she was flying, not for the 
Olympic recognition she was to later 
achieve As much as she loved being a 
gymnast, the pressure of being a perfect 
10 led her to bulimia and anorexia. She 
quit gymnastics at nineteen, unable to 
cope with how stressful participating in 
gymnastics became for her. She married, 

n commentator for ARCS, 
,ad children. Yet Rigby Still searched for 
something to replace the exhilaration of 


ier two near-death experiences 

because of her diseases led to treatment, 
Rigby appeared in her first dramatic role 
as Dorothy in the Wizard ofOz. Now 
Rigby appears regularly in musical roles. 
Rigby's message was simple: when you 
dare to dream and do not limit yourself, 
you can achieve anything. This was 
reiterated in Rigby's "formula for 
success." If you believe in yourself, 
work really hard because the world is not 
fair, acknowledge and savor the little 
successes, and trust your instincts you 
will succeed. 

The next speaker was Jill McCorkle, a 
Southern author now teaching at Harvard. 
McCorkle's collection of published 
fiction, including the four novels The 
Cheerleader, July 7th, Tending to 
Virginia, and Ferris Beach, is rounded 
out by a collection of short stories 
entitled Crash Diet. Instead of giving a 
speech, McCorkle chose to read from her 
newest book. Carolina Moon, due out in 

McCorkle began writing fiction as a 
child in a small town in North Carolina 
for self -amusement and her love of 
words. The themes of her books, she 
said, all seem to have an undercurrent of 
see Women, page 3 


by Geoffrey Jtohl^ 

WUTS, 91 .3. the campus radio station. 

it upgrading itself to provide an even 
more popular listening experience foi 
those listeners within the ten mile radius 
rf communication You've probably 
noticed your fingers oilen turning the dial 

on your radio to the s.gnal located at 
You have also probably been spending 

mU ch of your free time (between .radio 
listening) nipping through the Wl IS 
spring program guide. If nouread on. and 

f.nd out what S going on with the new 
and improved" WUTS. 

WUTS is now running 24 hours, so 
when wandering around Sewanee at 5 am. 
you can always find music if you so 
desire. According to Chris Carg.ll. one of 
two general managers for WUTS. the 

station has purchased two 100 disc 
changers for use during the night. 

Although the general music in Uwall; 

night CD changers is presently soli 
techno. CargiU stated that the stafl 
trying to reflect a widei range of music 
during the all-night music marathi 
Besides going 24 hours, the staff has 

been working to keep th( station entirely 

nroent (FCC) stand* 
Student DJs have been trained on hov, 
keep accurate logs for the station and to 
perform other simple but necessary tasks 
like announcing the station name 
giving regular public service announce- 

"Xl Morris, co-manager of WUTS with 
CargiU. recently developed a program 

guide for the station that lists DJs' names. 

the name of the show, and a general 

description of the music The guide, 
available at the station, also contains the 
most recent record company releases 
Jazz shows are a definite possibility lor 
See WUTS. page 6 


Theatre Sewanee gets Fantasticks, p.2 

Chattanooga's cuisine franca*, p.b 
Electronic music makes comeback, p.7 


Point of View, Back Page 

Lace's Dialectics on Valentines Day, p.5 

Rev. knows Geraldo's nose, p.5 


Equestrians going to regionals, p.4 

Swimmers hosting conference, p.4 

Men's basketball nying high, p.3 

Page 2 

The Sewanee Purple 

February 23, 1996 


Sewanee Shorts 

Who was that masked man? 

This bizarre character is just one of the many enthusiastic fans who showed up for the 
basketball battle of the year. Sewanee conquered arch rival. Rhodes College, in a good-to- 
the-last-drop display of talent that places them in good standings for the NCAA Division 
HI Tournament. Not even this misplaced sports figure could bring a smile to the face of 
Rhodes players as they marched off the court in defeat 

Women, continued from page 1 
false impressions or misjudging, and, 
later, in the acceptance of what one has 
and making the most of it. Jill 
McCorkle's closing piece of advice to 
aspiring writers was to practice writing 
because it is "like digging for water — 
you have to sift through a lot to get to the 
good stuff." 

Linda Chavez spoke on Tuesday 
evening. She focused on the changes in 
feminism over the last twenty-five years 
and its influence on public policy. 
Chavez originally did not plan to go to 
college. She worked in a beauty salon 
after high school, married two days 
before her twentieth birthday, had her 
first child at twenty-one and "acciden- 
tally" started taking classes at a local 
university. She eventually got her 
master's degree and got a job as a staff 
writer at the Judiciary Committee in 
1 972, only the second woman to be hired 
there in a professional capacity. 

Now an author, commentator on civil 
rights, and an expert on public policy, 
Chavez serves as the President and John 
M. Olin Fellow at the Center for Equal 
Opportunity in Washington D.C. and as 
the U.S. Expert on the United Nations 
Subcommittee on Human Rights. 
Chavez has benefitted from the changes 
the women's movement has made in the 
past twenty-five years, but she is critical 
of certain aspects of feminism. In her 
speech, Chavez indicated that women's 
responsibilities have changed along with 
their rights. She concluded by saying 
that now is the time to rethink feminism, 
to keep the good changes to public policy 
and to do away with the changes that are 

not as beneficial to women, but rather 
harm them. 

The last speaker of the conference was 
Dr. Dora Strother. In the "spirit of 
Valentine's Day," Strother titled her 
speech, "Your Heart's Desire." As a pilot 
who flew stateside during WWII, she was 
a test pilot for U.S. bombers and war 
planes. She has the distinction of 
teaching the pilot of the plane that 
dropped the atomic bomb over Japan how 
to fly that particular plane. Eventually 
she became a specialist in the research 
and development of flight trainers and 

Like Cathy Rigby, Strother is a firm 
believer in inner strength and desire. If 
you can hope for the impossible and 
strive to do all in her power to reach that 
thing, you will find joy and contentment 
in her life. Dr. Strother said that women 
should not try to be men because women 
have their own unique gifts to offer every 
situation. If a woman ignores the fact 
that she is a woman, she denies the 
special perspective and talents that she 
has innately in herself. 

The Sewanee Conference on Women 
featured women who have each sought 
excellence in their personal and profes- 
sional lives, breaking stereotypes and 
boundaries with every step. The speeches 
delivered by Cathy Rigby, Jill McCorkle, 
Linda Chavez and Dora Strother during 
the conference all seem to affirm Rebecca 
West's statement, "I myself have never 
been able to find out precisely what 
feminism is: I only know that people call 
me a feminist whenever I express 
sentiments that differentiate me from a 

Fantasticks lighten mood in Guerry 

by Patrick Comer 

Atter a slew ot melodramas and 
tragedies. Theatre Sewanee has finally 
decided to bring a more light-hearted 
production to Guerry stage. Soon the 
will be 
filled with 
song and 
dance in 
the form 
of a 

tion, "The 

The play 
opened at 

in 1960 and 
has held the 
stage there 
ever since. 
The long 
run has been 
because of 
the play's 
and scope. 

asks its The cast Q f the Fantas(icks 

audience to go back to the special time in 
their lives when love was explosive and 
new. The story is simple: two lovers, 
their fathers, and a wall between them. 

Directed by Patrick Comer, c. '96, "The 
Fantasticks" features an impressive cast 
of Sewanee students. Rob Sanford, c. 
'96, tells the story of Luisa (Holly 

Richardson, c. '97) and Matt (Bill Baker 
c. '98), the young lovers struggling to be 
together. Hucklebee (Craige Hoover, c 
'98) and Bellomy (Ryan Mason, c. '96) 
are the fathers trying to keep them apart. 

c '99). 
c '99), and 
The Mule 
Welsh, c 

the rest of 
the cast. 
The show is 
nied by live 
by Ben 
I Doug 
inson, and 


Photo try -Anntlu, Echols FantaStlCks" 

February 28 and will run through March 
2 in Guerry Auditorium. The house opens 
at 7:30 and the show begins at 8 pm. Get 
to Guerry early because the seating in the 
auditorium is limited. Admission is free, 
as with all Theatre Sewanee perfor- 
mances, so come and enjoy the magic. 

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After winning their last four games in a 
row, the men's basketball team has a 
chance to win an NCAA division in 
tournament birth. The Tigers are 
currently tied with Rhodes for third place 
in the SCAC. After defeating Hendrix. 
who was ranked fifth in the nation at the 
time. Rhodes, Southwestern, and Trinity, 
who beat Rhodes, the Tigers have 
expanded their record to 16-7. The only 
two remaining games this season, barring 
a tournament bid, are Emory and Centre. 
If the Tigers win these two games, they 
are assured of no worse than third place 
in the SCAC conference. Millsaps has 
already wrapped up first place; however, 
with Hendrix playing Rhodes there are 
two possible variations for second and 
third place. If Rhodes beats Hendrix. 
then without a tie breaker, all three teams 
(Sewanee, Hendrix, and Rhodes) would 
be tied for second place. On the other 
hand, if Hendrix wins. Sewanee takes 
sole possession of third place and Rhodes 
drops to forth. It is also important to note 
other information which would bear into 
the NCAA's consideration of giving 
Sewanee a tournament bid. First, last 
season the SCAC's men's basketball 
division received three invitations to the 
post season tournament, and by winning 
against Centre the Tigers are assured of 
no worse than third place in the SCAC. 
Secondly, Sewanee has beaten Hendnx. a 
nationally renowned program in division 
III this year, both at Sewanee and in 
Conway. Arkansas this year. Thirdly. 
Sewanee has a non-conference record of 
8-2 this season. This record will prob- 
ably be 9-2 by the time this article hits 
the press, because Sewanee will have 
beaten Emory for the third time this 

Tiger Talk 

by Robbie Griffith 

Sports Editor 

season. Lastly, the NCAA tournament 
looks more favorably upon teams that 
finish strongly. If Sewanee wins their last 
two games then they will have won six 
games in a row, and eight out of their last 
nine. When all of this gets put together it 

Photo** Ljn/AacAftiw 
Senior point guard Pete DiUon looks to 
Uad the Tigers to regional ranking and a 
\ ( \ \ DwiMon III tournament berth 
means that EVERYBODY needs to be at 
the Fowler Center, this Saturday at 3pm, 
so we can cheer men's basketball to 
victory over Centre College, a great 
basketball season (the best under Coach 
Thoni). and quite possibly an NCAA 
Division III Tournament bid. 

JtS*S' •*» *—»"^ , 

"TTuVweekend in~sports represents one 
of the most action-packed three days in 
Sewanee athletic history. For lack of a 
better term, one could call this Saturday 
the Super Saturday of sports. 1 hate to 
use the term 'Super Saturday' with 

comps coming up. but that is exactly 

what it is. 

Sewanee needs people at these events. 
I've gone to a state school for one year 
and I've noticed how important the home 
team advantage is. It's that 6th man in 
basketball and the extra push on the last 
leg of the freestyle relay that makes the 
difference Fan support is what makes 
any and all athletics what they are: 
representations of the school's pnde and 
respectability. I don't want to come 
across as saying that athletics are the one 

most important thing about any given 
college, but it is important. Athletics is 
the only way most people even hear 
about a college. Sewanee made it onto 
national television, all be »t ESPN, not 

because of the rich heritage of the 
University and the pride we have when 
we drive through the Gates but because 

Eric Ochel lit it up from downtown. 

Athletics may not be the only thing in the 

realm of university life, but it is what puts 
that univers.ty in the public eye. In order 
to reach it to that higher level and be seen 
as reputable school, it is imperative that 
the students and faculty show up for home 
games and give their team that extra 
boost. I know I haven't been practicing 
what I preach since I've been on the 
Mountain, but 1 have come to the realiza- 
tion that I have missed out on one of the 
most underrated aspects of Sewanee hie 
its athletics. There is almost no other 
school in the country that can boast about 
having the percentage of student's 

involved in its varsity sports that Sewanee 
does It is unreal. We have the Fowler 
Center, we have club sports, we have an 
improving IM program and we need to 
have higher levels of fan support Does 
as I say not as I do That will make a 
difference on and off the court. So come 
out and support Sewanee this weekend on 

Super Saturday. Whatever your taste, be 
it swimming, tennis, track, or whatever. 

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Sewanee f s swimming team standing strong 

Hosting Conference 

Starting on Thursday, the Sewanee 
Swimming and Diving team will host the 
conference championship in the Fowler 
Center. Sewanee will be swimming 
against SCAC foes Centre, Hendrix. and 
Trinity and will also look to put the 
distance on Asbury College. Aston 
College, Rollins College, and Washington 
and Lee. The Tigers will be swimming 
on Thursday. Friday, and Saturday. The 
women's team looks to dominate, but the 
men will need that extra push to take 
home the championship so come out and 
support the Tigers this weekend. 

Water Felines rally for team unity as they 
look forward to conference competition 

Sports Inform 

Track Meet 

This is a big weekend for the Men's 
and Women's track teams. Sewanee tooksl 
to host its second Indoor Track Meet in 
the Fowler Center on Saturday. February I 
24th. They too will be looking for 
Sewanee home team support so check 
your e-mail and Campus Weekly for 

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Sewanee equestrians ride on 

by Jason A. Seward 

Amidst the cold and snow of Feb. 16. 
the Sewanee Equestrian Team ventured 
forth to the wilds of Kentucky to 
participate in yet another IHSA horse 
show. With regional competitions 
rapidly approaching, the fight for points 
is heating up. Many of Sewanee's 
riders are close to having enough points 
to go on to the higher competitions, 
each show is becoming more and more 

This past weekend, eight riders 
participated in the show for Sewanee. 
Although the teams' representation at 
this show was small, they still did a 
good job of scoring points. Katherine 
Davis. Matthew Weldon. Wendy Orlow. 
Mills Morrisson. Abigail Mann. 
Catherine Condon, Amanda Smart, and 
Andrea Day represented Sewanee at the 

The fight for points got off to a rough 
start on Saturday, as the horses at 
Morehead were not cooperating for our 
riders Many of the riders from all of 
the schools had problems getting the 
horses to go over the jumps and those 
who did were in a little pain when they 
got off of the horse. Many of our best 
riders did not do well as they would 
have liked. Only two of our riders 
placed over fences on Saturday. 
Katherine Davis placed fifth and 
Abigail Mann placed sixth. 

The flat classes, no jumping, were a 
little bit kinder to the riders, though still 
not as good as they would have liked. 
Their was one bright spot on Saturday, 
and that was Amanda Smart with a first 
place finish Catherine Condon and 
Wendy Orlow both received second 
place ribbons, and Katherine Davis 
placed fourth. After the show the team 
went back to their motel, ate some 
pizza, and prepared for the next day's 

On Sunday things started off much 
better. The horses, after having been 
ridden on Saturday, were much more 
cooperative. In the first jumping class 
Katherine Davis finished first Then 
Amanda finished with a sixth place in a 
large class. This was followed by a 
fifth place finish by Catherine Condon. 

Already things were looking better for the 
rest of the day. After a short break, the 
flat classes began. Again in the first class 
Katherine Davis got a ribbon, a fourth 
place. This was followed by a first place 
finish by Abigail, a fourth place finish by 
Wendy Orlow, and a sixth place finish by 
Matthew Weldon. 

After two long days of showing, the 
team was ready for the six hour ride 
home. Although the team had not done as 
well as they would have liked, they left 
with high spirits and a determination to 
dominate the next show. 

There are four days of showing left in 
the regular season, and then regional and 
zone competitions will begin. The next 
show is scheduled for March 1 and 2. this 
will be held at Midway College. Lexing- 
ton. Ky. The show after that will be on 
March 30 and 31. This show will be held 
here at Sewanee. This is big news for 
Sewanee. as this will be the second show 
held here this season. 

The first show, held last semester, was a 
big success as many of the visiting 
schools were very impressed with our 
school. We are hoping that this show will 
go off just as well. The team would like 
to extend an invitation to any and all to 
come out and support the team at this 
show. Many of the teams bring large 
delegations to the shows in Kentucky and 
we would like to show them that they are 
not the only ones who have support for 
their teams. We are counting on some 
awesome spring weather (everyone pray 
for us) so all of you can come out and 
enjoy the beautiful sunshine on Saturday 
and Sunday. 

Sewanee's will be the last of the regular 
season's shows and then the "playoffs" 
begin. Many of Sewanee's riders already 
have enough points to go on to regionals. 
and many more are expected to have 
enough by the time Regionals comes 
around. The team is hoping to do well in 
Regionals and Zones so that they can 
advance to Nationals. Nationals will be 
held in Los Angeles. Ca. and the team is 
anxious to have good representation there. 
Once again, we would like you to come 
out and support the team on March 30 and 
31 as they continue to pursue the long 
road to Los Angeles. 

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Women's Conference is tokenism 

by Jennie Sutton 

cS^ranliafonsto Greg Bautista, 
Mongomery Maguire and Micheal 
Sanford, the three men who attended 
L.nda Chavez's lecture, part of the 
Sewanee Conference on Women! The 
poor attendance of males at the lecture 
suggests that our college has a problem 
with the conference. And why shouldn't 
they? The conference has problems. 

Some males claim that the name. 
Sewanee Conference on Women, makes 
them feel unwelcome. It shouldn't. Heel 
perfecUy welcome at Sewanee the 
hundreds of other days of the year, days 
when 1 study men's achievements in 
classrooms ruled by men. Perhaps the 
conference should abandon its maiden 
name in deference to men's preferences 
and call itself something more innocuous, 
Sewanee Conference on People Who 
Acheive Great Things and Happen to Be 

Such a title seems ridiculous not only 
because it is a mouthful, but because it 
highlights the tokenism intrinsic to the 
conference. It should not be necessary 
that four days be set aside to hear women 
speak about women's concerns because 
Sewanee doesn't sponsor such speakers 
the rest of the year. Such speakers should 

be, and are brought to the Mountain 
regardless of the conference. 

Calling the event a conference is 
misleading. At the Sewanee Conference 
on Women, women deliver lectures. It 
would be interesting if the lecturers 
debated publicly. If the lecturers 
interacted, then it would justify bringing 
them all to the Mountain during a few 

The lectures, as they stand, should be 
spread across the academic year. Stu- 
dents would be better able to attend more 
lectures. The feminine solidarity which 
men apparently find intimidating might 
be reduced if women didn't get charged 
up morning, noon and night. 

"Women's Week at Sewanee" makes 
women at Sewanee a joke. Every week 
is supposed to be women's week and 
men's week everywhere. If women need 
a special few days of their own on the 
Domain, they might as well pack their 
bags because the boys' club is telling 
them something: You are not welcome 
here. Continuing the Sewanee Confer- 
ence on Women is not in the interests of 
women at Sewanee. Although the 
conference is a tribute to skills the 
women on the organizing committee, it is 
also a tribute to the unacceptable token 
status of women at Sewanee as well. 

Pretensions of Valentine's Day — 

Hearts and Farts (not intended to 
be an intellectual discourse... not up for 

discussion at all) 

by TVace Roquemore 


We are all familiar with Forrest Gump's 
tid-bit of levity: "You never #@$%! 
know what you're gonna find in a box of 
chocolates...." His statement is simply 
not true. You always know what you're 
gonna find.. .chocolates. Wh.u is 
Valentine's Day all about? Perhaps I 
have no imagination for it. One lady, 
reknown for her "adventures," asked me 
in a prosaic and conventionally cheery 
tone, "Do you believe in Valentine's 
Day?" I replied, "Yes, it's definitely 
Valentine's Day." 

For some, this is a chance (not an 
opportunity) to experience what it's like 
to be "special," or worshipped in general. 
That's what gift giving is all about: 
Temporarily transforming people into 
gods. What is a god? Something which 
is praised as being greater than and 
special to the people who consider it a 
god. When you give someone a box of 
chocolates, essentially what you're 
saying is: "Here, take these, they cost me 
time and money.but you're better than I 
am, so eat up!" This observation raises 
one question: "If gift-giving is a mere 
supplication, then what is the purpose, 
other than to show one's peculiar 

I wanted to write a brief response to Mr. 
John Barber's column in the Opinion 
section of the February 9 edition of The 
Purple. I do realize that the column falls 
under the realm of opinion, so I will try to 
avoid too much criticism of the ideas 
presented by Mr. Barber, focusing instead 

on the style (or lack thereof) in which he 
presented his randomly scattered insults. 
It strikes me as painfully ironic that Mr. 
Barber would have the audacity to 
blatantly insult a respected professor in 
this intellectual community when he does 
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The reason we give a metaphorical arm 
and leg to others whenever the desig- 
nated day (no coward does this on 
impulse when he decides to praise others 
in return for equal worship, for that 
would be an assertion) arrive* is SKX! 
That's right Have you ever heard of a 
man (or woman) getting laid because he 
or she didn't give away a box of 
chocolates to someone on Valentine's 
Day? No, in fact, I'm sure it can't be 
done. Sex does not happen until both 
partners are sure that they are wor- 
shipped (except in a few sick cases) by 
the other. Don't get me wrong. I gave a 
few material things to that special one I 
love. However, in order to maintain 
sanity, one must keep in mind the 
motives for Valentine's Day. These, in 
conclusion, are as follows: ( 1 ) You 
don't have to love anybody on any other 
day of the year. (2) If you give, you 
may get. and there's nothing like 
receiving. (3) If you're lucky, your 
loved one may not have time to go to 
Wal-Mart to buy you a spare tire. Hence, 
he or she may have to resort to giving 
you all that is possible without money. 
Thanks for reading. 

go into writing a simple four-paragraph 
essay. Mr. Barber's article lacks any 
cohesion of ideas, form, or language. His 
article lurches from blunt point to blunt 
point without any transition or fluidity. 
But, of course, as stated by Mr. Barber, 
all of us students at Sewanee really place 
too much emphasis on academic pursuits. 


I am surprised to find that an article as 
graceful, passionate, and eloquent as John 
Sullivan's remembrance of Mr. Lylle 
could lie just three short pages away from 

Mr. Barbers bumblings. In response to 
Barber's advice that "A pair of fine legs 
will make up for any deficiencies in the 
breast department," I would like to 
provide a piece of advice myself. Com- 
plete arrogance and lack of sensitivity 
will not make up for deficiencies in the 
intelligence department. 

Claire Drummond c. '96 

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An exercise in endurance 

by Jonathan Meiburg 

Ratings: (on a one to five star scale. 
Comments if I'm in the mood.) 

Caft Francais 

Food: 1/2 * 

Service: What Service? 
Atmosphere: The Kind of Place You'd 
Take Your Evil Middle-Aged Step- 
Prices: Ridiculous 

The Cate Francais on Market Street 
near the Pickle Barrel in Chattanooga, 
open for lunch and dinner, had caught 
my eye before; we're suffering from a 
dearth of French restaurants within an 
hour's drive from Sewanee. Although 
the Cafe" is situated in the urban tourist- 
trap section of Chattanooga, I figured 
that it just might be good, based on a 
rumor that an honest-to-goodness 
French person ran it. I was absolutely 

What was it. 1 wondered, waiting for 
dinner at the tiny corner table with a 
friend three hours after we ordered, that 
made the restaurant so thoroughly like a 
trip to purgatory? Shall I count the 
ways? Was it the eerie fact that the 
resiaurant was two-thirds empty during 
what should have been peak hours? Was 
it the Actual-French-Person in question, 
the white-haired Mme. Evelyn Putnam, 
who charged around from table to table 
in a bright red jacket mumbling things 
like "oh. and you do not have your bread 
yet, oh my God, oh my God..." and 
scurrying off to bestow a little of her 
accent on someone else? Was it the fact 
that an hour later, after two courses of 
our seven-course meal had arrived, we 

discovered that Mme. Putnam was also 
the one and only person supposedly 
working in the kitchen ? 

Was it the single harried, lovely 
waitress who confided that she hadn't 
been paid yet in a month, was quitting 
that night, whispered "this is my hell," 
and that she wouldn't blame us for 
walking out? Was it the three middle- 
aged couples a few tables over who did? 
Was it the aging piano player crooning 
lounge tunes, desperately out of tune, 
sometimes trying to compete with 
inexplicable bursts of muzak Patsy Cline 

Was it the cooked vegetables that 
disintegrated tastelessly in my mouth? 
Was it the fact that I was starving when 
we left? Was it the fact that after a four- 
hour wait Mme. Putnam made me pay a 
$24 full price for a meal they hadn't 
served half of yet, and apologized that it 
"had been so busy?" The waitress said 
later that some nights no one comes in at 

I noticed a peculiar decoration as we 
got up to leave that wasn't in keeping 
with the faux paintings and framed 
mirrors on the walls. High in one comer 
of the immense and empty room, a 
strange painted cardboard chimney had 
been jammed, with what appeared to be 
cardboard Santa's legs sticking out of it. 
I don't think Santa got stuck trying to get 
into the Cafe Francais. In fact, I'm pretty 
sure he was trying to get out. 

By the way, if you're ever in eating 
dinner in Chattanooga and manage to 
lock your keys in your car, I recommend 
Mike Forbes (he's in the phone book). 
He's friendly, prompt, experienced, and 
reasonably priced- everything, ironically, 
that the Cafe isn't. 

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WUTS, continued page 1 

the discerning listener. Richard Buntin's 
show airs Friday between 10 and 12 at 
night, and Malcom Sewell's "Jazz 
Odyssey" airs Thursdays between 6 and 7 

For the decidedly feminine listener, 
shows abound that focus specifically on 
female rockers. Check out Stephanie 
Shepherd's "Lamont," Tuesday 9-10, 
Barbara Clark's "Bitch Bands for 
Bitches," Monday 7-8 PM. and the "We 
Love Girl Groups" Hour, Saturday from 
12 noon until 2 pm. 

WUTS staff is also proud to feature 
Sewanee's very own Howard Stern pair, 
Rory Kent and Jay Bixler, whose show 
"WUTS Raw" has proved to exceed its 
claim to simply "be funny," as in-your- 
face humor abounds. 

For the listener who instead searches 
for a mellow wake up call, Robert 
Holloway's show "Classical Connection" 
(Saturdays 8-10 am) will serve just that 
purpose. If classical music is too 
soothing for your ears to wake up with, 

then try DJ Rav'n (Bob Durham) and his ' 
show 'Techno Breakfast" on Tuesday 
mornings from 8 until 11. 

Besides offering popular shows, WUTsI 
is looking forward to other ventures 
WUTS Fest is to make its annual appear. 
ance again this spring at either Lake 
Cheston or Cravens Hall. Cargill even 
suggested the possibility of having live 
interviews at the coffee house that would 
be broadcast to the campus. Keep your 
eyes open for WUTS t-shirts (soon 
available) and bumper stickers. 

Vinyl is even making a comeback atop 
the mountain. Thanks to the organiza- 
tional skills of Rob Sanford, all WITS 
albums have been both alphabetized and 
categorized. Cargill looks forward to 
student exploration of the possibilities 
available with the standard record formal 
Sewanee musical listeners, find out what 
is really in your ear; set your dial to 
WUTS 91 .3, crank up the volume, and 
throw away the knob. 

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The Sewanee Purple 

Page 7 


Turning back to techno tunes of 1995 

hy John MoUnaro 

1995~seemed to be the year of elec- 
Uic music. Nine Inch Nails was 
perhaps one of the hottest bands of the 
Jgar, spawning interest in a number of 
Liators. Filter. Marilyn Manson, et al. 
Even more strange, Sfcin magazine, the 
harbinger of altema-fads, named the 
jorks of techno artists, rappers, etc. as 
[ we ll over 25% of the top 20 albums of 
1995, including the number one and two 
spots So, I've decided to revisit '95 and 
,ake a look at two of the hottest new 
techno bands available to hip and trendy 

Moby- Everything Is Wrong (Elektra 
tecords) Moby has been hyped as the 
first techno superstar, which in itself 
seems to be a contradiction, yet his 
album is the weaker of these two. As a 
public figure however, he is certainly the 
most interesting- a descendent of Hermanl 
Melville (hence his moniker), a militant 
vegan and political Leftist, and a born- 
ajum Christian; yet, part of the techno 
appeal is the anonymity that it provides. ' 
Faceless producers piece together 
disembodied voices over electronic noise 
for DJs at clubs to dissect and reinvent. 

If there is such a thing as a techno 
superstar though, then it could be Moby, 
if only because his songs cover the 
techno spectrum from standard dance 
music, to NTN-ish industrial and ambient 
as well as his adherence to conventional 
pop constraints (specifically limiting his 

song to roughly three to four minutes 
each, making him MTV-ready). Com- 
pared to his other compositions, the dance 
songs fall way behind in the race (this 
could be unfair though-I hate dance 
music. Just think of RuPaul minus the 

The contemplative ambient themes 
"Hymn" and "God Moving Over the Face 
of the Waters" and the industrial tinged 
"All That I Need is to be Loved" and 

"What Love" shine, as well as the dub- 
infected "Feeling So Real." 
Tricky- Maxinquaye (Island Records) If 
any "techno" artist deserved to have the 
honor of Spin's Album of the Year, it was 
Tricky. His art-dub (dub being the new 
reggae or Jamaican techno) recalls the 
bands of NY's art rock scene, especially 
the sparse instrumentation of the Talking 
Heads. Tricky's creations sound haunt- 
ingly and beautifully simple. A constant. 

Caribbean rhythm pounds ceaselessly 
while he trades vocals with the mysteri- 
ous and exotic Martine. Her vocals seem 
deep yet dispassionate while he playfully 
jumps into her lyrical gaps. 

If for no other reason, Maxinquaye 
proves itself on the dry cover of Public 
Enemy's "Black Steel," complete with its 
grunge interlude. The distressingly 
melancholy "Ponderosa" and the jazzy 
"Pumpkin" are also exceptional. 


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What to do when there's nothing to do on the Domain 

24 Feb. Come on over mon and eat some 
Chili dinner at the B.C.. This annual 
dinner supports the Jamaica Outreach 
trip, and its an opportunity to be waited 
on hand and foot by any friends who are 
going to Jamaica. $5 at the door, 6 p.m. 

25 Feb. Rock-A-Like at Sewanee 
means drunk sorority pledges dancing 
and trying to remember the words to 
crappy 80s songs. If you haven't seen 
enough eyebrow-high blue eyeshadow 
this week, boys, be sure to bring $7 (goes 
to Jamaica) to Cravens at 9. 

29 Feb. Billy, forgoes his usual venue, 
the hallway at the B.C. and goes under- 
ground... to the Pub. You have to love 
Billy because he always says "Hi." 
Seniors! Don't forget to come say Hi! at 
the Pub after the senior social. Pub, 7. 


Dirt? Who wants to eat dirt. Pancakes are 
better than dirt. Pay THREE dollars for 
all-you-can-eat pancakes. This is a 
really good deal for good eats, and the 
money goes to the outreach trip to 
Navaholand. Women's Center, 9-1. 

2 March. Buckwheat Zydeco. a big- 
time band which plays Mardi Gras-type 
music with lots of horns. Lisa Manley 
says they are "upbeat." Probably just 
what you need to clear Sewanee's 
February fog from your mind. 
Doorprizes to the student whose hair 
looks most like Buckwheat's on the 
"Little Rascals." Cravens, 8. 

jSabcs of the 

Looking for 
writers!! Anyone 

interested in 

writing for news, 

sports or living 

arts, contact the 

Purple Office at 


Same old, same old at Fulf ord 

Sewanee Babes Grove Parsons and Dixon 
Myers get enthused about the Jamaica Out- 
reach fundraisers this weekend. Come with 
or without your pajamas. 

by John Ness 

If you've heard that the admissions 
office has been swamped by a mountain 
of applications and that the increased 
enrollment will result in changes in 
University policy towards automobiles, 
then rest easy. You are wrong. The class 
of 2000 will not be nearly as new and 
exciting as their name makes them sound. 
Everything is running smoothly and 

predictably over at Fulford. You can be 
elated (or depressed) to know that Ihere is 
no reason to think that the incoming class 
will differ much from the seniors on theii 
way out (other than the vacuum of any 
keg experience). We can all look forward 
to the same ratios of the princesses to the 
uncultivated, the meat heads to the burn 
outs, and .the Rebel to Yankee that we are 
currently soaking in. 




Monteagle Dairy Queen 

10% Discount with 

University Student I.D. 

Flavor of the month: 

Cappuiccino Heath Blizzard 

Hours:Sun.-Fri. 10am-8pm 

Saturday 10am-9pm 

Call in orders welcome: 


You loved 'em 

Trace Roquemore and 
:had Cunningham's col- 
imns were selected by the 
•espondents to the poll 
-un under the title "Love 

'em or Leave 'em" in the 
last issue of the Purple. 
Cunningham's article will 
appear in the next issue. 





"Twft SuLQtana. Wollt Bttls 

For Yonr Convenience" 






h^e offrey Kohl . 

The humorous, upbeat musical. "The 
Fantasticks," kept audiences enthralled 
during the 150-minute long performances 
Feb. 28-March 2. Under the direction of 
Patrick Comer, Theatre Sewanee produced 
the musical written by Tom Jones which 
bounded through sung and spoken words in 
a manner that surely lived up to its title. 

"The Fantasticks" tells the story of a boy. 
Matt (Bill Baker, c. '98), and a girl .Luisa 
(Holly Richardson, c. '97). You know the 
rest. Boy loves girl, girl loves boy. Daddies 
won't allow marriage (big family feud). 
Throw in one wall to separate two gardens 
which the lovers speak across, and you think| 
that it's going to be just another long, soppy 

But instead leaving the crowded theater, 
you remain in your seat (most likely 
because there are people on the floor who 
do not want to be stepped on), and instead 
ol getting a dull romantic tragedy/comedy, 
you get something that can only be de- 
uiDea with that evei -appearing adjective 
"fantastic." As the story moves through 
both song and dialogue at a comfortable 
pace, the dramatic changes that separate 
"The Fantasticks" from the typical round of 
romantic story lines become evident. 

Humor flows through the production, 
from a song entiUed "Metaphor" that teases 
writers of flowery and wildly metaphorical 
poetry to an absurdly staged concoction of 
the attempted rape by the narrator El Gallo 
Rob Sanford. c '96). El Gallo's mis- 
matched company includes the clown. 
Henry (Daniel Archibald, c. *99), and his 
side-kick. Mortimer (Josh McNeill, c. '99). 
who dresses like an American Indian and is 
adept at performing death scenes. 

The "happy ending" of the play occurs 
just before intermission, with daddies and 
kids assuming a statuesque positions ot 
invincible love and heroism (Matt defends 
Luisa from the rapists). However, intermis- 

soon ends, as does the on-stage 
happiness. Bickering begins between the 
fathers and their newlywed children. Matt, 
it seems, has an urge to discover the world, 
and Luisa is enthralled by El Gallo 

Turmoil erupts. Hucklebee and Bellomy 
each kick the other out of each one's own 
see Fantasticks, page 1 1 

Sewanee students fighting the urge to purge 

by Angela Ward 

Bingeing on Doritos® and ravioli during 
midnight midterm study sessions, gorging 
on cookies and later tots at the B.C., and 
chugging beer by the case (be it Beast Light 
or not) are all not-so-healthy habits that 
characterize the typical Sewanee student. 
Yet fasting, meal skipping, excessive exer- 
cising and bingeing and purging are oppo- 
site extremes that, concomitant with the 
national problem, characterize a large num- 
ber of Sewanee students as well. While 
Sewanee feels immune to problems of the 
outside world, eating disorders are clearly 
present on the Mountain. 

An anonymous female freshman athlete, 
a victim of anorexia nervosa since the sev- 
enth grade said. "The problem goes in 
cycles. It started over again for me in col- 
lege. It got to be the worst in a long time, 
with being off on my own, with no family 
to support me." She said. "The food sys- 
tem made my problem worse. Being on 
my own. I could eat what I wanted; I didn't 
have to eat a balanced meal." Furthermore, 
she says. "1 guess there's more pressure [in 
college]. It's a new environment, you don't 
know anybody, and the one thing you can 
control is your weight. Getting new friends 
and all. I was very self-conscious. When I 
was skinnier. I felt more confident" 

This anonymous anorexic attributes her 
disorder to "a combination of things. I felt 
I'd do better at sports, and when I'd look at 
magazines and see pretty people. I'd want 
to be like them. Everything is so geared to 
losing weight. Its also a matter of self- 
esteem. You want to be as skinny as every- 
one else, as good as they are. 

see Eating disorders, page 3 

"It's a new environment, 
you don't know anybody, and 
the one thing you can con- 
trol is your weight. " — an 
anonymous female freshman 

Eating disorders 

AjifirfixlaJiftrvfisa: deUbi 


pultmla: cycle ol food bin 


ftuH rnarexla: combinatloi 

binging. purging .. 
Compulsive overeating: i«>od 
obsession whU h causes one lo eai 

when not hun 

The Red Cross is back for more blood 

by Mike Marsh and Chris Piromalli 

-On^el^galnltVtime forybu "> m ^ a 
difference. The semi-annual Red Cross 
Blood Drive will be here Tuesday. April 2 
in Convocation Hall from 12:00 noon til 

6:00 PM. 

Last semesters Blood Drive was a 
remarkable success with over 180 people 
coming to donate. And most remarkable, 
unlike previous drives, none of the donors 
had to suffer an agonizing wait. With the 
implementation of a system for schedul- 
ing donor anointments, individuals were 

able to show up at appointed limes and 
quickly progress through the action- 
packed donation process, which generally 
lasts only 45 minutes 

The same scheduling process will be 
available to donors again this 
Individuals may sign up for a time 
convenient to their schedules at sign-up 
tables found in the Bishop's Common as 
well as in Gailor. This year, there will 
also be the opportunity to sign up via 
email by simply sending a message with 

your requested appointment time to 

You are strongly encouraged to 
participate as blood i- always in demand 
Over 600 pints of blood are needed in 
this region daily, yet there is not enough 
blood The Tennessee Valley Blood 
Region must actually import approxi- 
mately 5i) units from outside blood 
centers every day to meet the demand of 

patients in the region 

see Red Cross, page 2 


's Coffee House preparesto 
U Sewanee Shorts/ft^ 



□Swim teams win conference, p. 6 
□Basketball teams score six SCAC 

honorees, p. 6 
□Tennis team rolls on, p. 6 

Page 2 

The Sewanee Purple 

March 8, 1996 


Sewanee Shorts 

101st Falls to Sewanee 

The Sewanee Rugby Club defeated the a team from Fort Campbell, Ken- 
tucky, home of the 101st Airborne with a final score of 7-5. Congratulations 
to Scott Matthews on his zulu (ask a rugby player)! 

B.C. Cup Size Conundrum 

The Purple was informed, as we posed the food fight photo (see page 3), 
that over 1,000 of the big, plastic cups we love to take to class in the morn- 
ings have mysteriously disappeared from the B.C. over the past month. If 
the thefts don't stop, we may have to go back to those dinky little glass 
containers they try to pass off as cups. 

Buckwheat bottleneck 

by David Phelps 

Apparently Sewanee students were not 
the only ones having a good time last 
Saturday night at Cravens. While the 
masses enjoyed the festivities and music 
of Buckwheat Zydeco, the Sewanee 
Police were doing what they do best: 
writing citations. Over 40 were written 
that night alone, mostly for the age-old 
crime of bringing bottles into a party. 

For those of age ( 1 2- 1 5 citations out of 
40) a slap on the wrist is in order, but for 
those unlucky enough to have been 
caught drinking from bottles and being 
underage ( 15-18). the citation will cost 
them driving privileges for the remainder 
of the academic year. Perhaps the glass- 

bottle rule would be more familiar to the 
students if it were printed in a different 

area of the 
The rule is 
listed under the 
heading of 
"Rules and 
Guidelines for 
Social Hosts," 
on page 62.. . 
might it fit 
better under the 
"Rules Govern- 
ing Alcohol 
Use," on page 

Stirling's offers more than 
just another cup of joe 

by Margare t Grah am 

~As you walk into Stirling's coffee house, 
you are greeted by the beanmaster who 
serves and entertains you with her task of 
making your steaming Latt£ with a sprinkle 
of cinnamon. When you come in on a 
regular basis, you realize there's more to 
this place than just your average ole' cup 
of joe, although that is available as well. 
Flavored coffees, single origin coffees such 
as Kenya AA. Sumatra Golden 
Mandehling, and Guatemalan Antigua, 
decaf coffee, and coffee blends such as al- 
legro and French roast are just a few ex- 
amples of how extensive the selection of 
coffee goes at this new coffee house. Torani 
syrups make their debut as well. They have 
two purposes: to flavor coffee or to become 
a drink in themselves with the addition of 
soda water. With flavors like Almond, 
Lime. Irish Creme, Walnut. Blackberry, 
Mandarin, Kiwi and Peach, who could pos- 
sibly resist? And food? The manager. 
Jenny Blanchard, said there will be "easy 
to carry finger foods that walk easily to class 
with a coffee drink" as well as "fancy 
French treats" baked at Rembrandt's in 
Chattanooga, TN. Peasant baskets filled 
with bread, cheese and fruit are available 
as well. 

Blanchard, besides being a former film- 
maker with a background in Arts adminis- 
tration and community involvement, has 
worked in many coffee houses. She is very 
eager to get the entire community of stu- 
dents and faculty to become involved with 
the coffeehouse's growth as well gracing 
everyone with a touch of sophistication in 

67? (It could even be printed under both 
headings, if there were any questions.) 

While 40 citations seems like a large 
amount for one evening, nearly three- 
quarters of them stemmed directly from 
violations of the glass-bottle rule. The 
rest are for disorderly conduct, mostly 
fighting, which is often a product of the 
roughhousing expected at any concert. 

The bottle rule has been sporadically 
enforced. For one random Saturday to 
start its renaissance is unfortunate for 
those students who will lose their driving 
privileges until May because they decided 
to upgrade for a change of pace. 


Red Cross 

What to know before you give: 

• You must weigh at least 1 lOlbs. 

• You need to bring a photo ID and know your Social Security number. 

• You need to eat full meals the day before as well as the day you give. 

• You need to wear a t-shirt or loose-fitting clothes. 

• Taking aspirin, Tylenol, or Advil does not affect your eligibility to 


• You should not give blood if you are sick or not feeling well. 

• You should not give blood if you have been on antibiotics within the 

last 48 hours. 

• You may not give blood within 12 months of getting of a tattoo. 

The #1 reason why people do not donate blood is because no one asks. 
Today we're asking you, so sign up today and save a life. 

a unintimidating manner. Her mission is 
"to create a relaxing yet intellectual stimu- 
lating common meeting place for students 
and faculty to enjoy without the distraction 
of a television" and she is eagerly awaiting 
April first, the grand opening. 

At the beginning of the year, the alteration 
of the beautiful old Victorian house with 
the floor to ceiling windows into a coffee- 
house was expected to take only two weeks 
because only minor restorations were to be 
made, but no one realized the difficulty of 
starting such a complex operation. 
Blanchard said that "this project was so 
much more than anyone initially thought 
and many people have worked very hard 
to open it as soon as possible." The outing 
club has been giving many hours of volun- 
teering and man-power to create the path 
from the SPO through the woods to 
Stirling's coffeehouse. The committees that 
have been created by the student and 
teacher volunteers include music program- 
ming and events, design and furnishing, 
collection of donations of periodicals and 
books, garden, gallery, publicity, food. 
house painting, poetry, and a grand open- 
ing committee. Just a few things that are 
lined up for April include Movie-a-thun 
coffee talk, performance art, movies on the 
lawn, art openings, readings, open micro- 
phone nights, live musical performances 
and even the possibility of WUTS 9 1 .3 FM 
presenting radio broadcasts live from the 
coffee house. The first presentation, shown 
in the student run gallery, will be "Works 
done while wired on caffeine." 






Red CrOSS, continued from p. I 

Seventy percent of the population is 
eligible to donate while only five percent 
actually donate. The Sewanee commu- 
nity can easily beat this woeful trend. 
The convenience of the appointment 
system should encourage more students 
and faculty to donate without having to 
worry about spending hours in line. With 
little effort, there is no reason we cannot 
have 250 participants. This means your 
full support is needed. 

For those who have never donated, 
there is nothing to fear. You not only get 
your own personal nurse for half an hour. 
but you also get free food, drinks and a t- 
shirt. To calm any fears, there are no 
HIV risks associated with giving blood. 
Because sterile unused equipment is use 
for every donor, it is impossible to 
become infected with HIV by giving 

March 8, 1996 

The Sewanee Purple 

Page 3 


Eating Disorders, 

continued from p. 1 



ignore the problem. They are concerned, 
but don't do anything." According to a 
sophomore victim of anorexia nervosa, 
•There are so many girls up here that are 
pencil-thin, but people don't really pay at- 
tention. It's very bad." 
According to Smith, "The 
mean age for eating disor- 
ders is 17, so that puts col- 
lege students right at the age 
where it's a problem." 
While Smith says that the 
problem cannot be attributed 
to any single cause, he 
claims that stress, social 
pressures to look a particu- 
lar way, the food regulation 
that students lose when they 
leave their homes, and a lack 
of nutritional knowledge all contribute to 
the prevalence of disorders among college 

Beth Rowe, C. '97. says, "The problem 
with Sewanee is that it is so limited in its 
food choices." Consequently. Rowe points 
out, "People are more psycho about eat- 
ing. They pick at a meal, then grab a couple 
of cookies. The problem here is more one 
. il eating unhealthy." David Royal, C. '96, 
also says, "With Gailor, its hard to have 
good eating habits. I've encountered more 
i ng problems here than in other places." 
Rowe also claims that Sewanee's social 
environment is conducive to disorders. 
"Sewanee's about 75 percent Greek, and 

you see these same bad eating habits in so- 
rority girls at other schools. It's a social 
habit of going out, looking good. Not that 
sororities are bebop-dependent, but you do 
want to go out and look good. Plus, you 
drink a lot and have to take 
those calories into account." 
According to results obtained 
in a study conducted by the 
Melponene Institute. 

Sewanee's primarily Cauca- 
sian student population should 
also be more susceptible to 
eating disorders. This study 
showed that while 58 percent 
of African American women 
and 30 percent of Hispanic 
Nutrition labels detail WO men were satisfied with 
the fat content of foods. the j r bodies, only 22 percent 
of Caucasian women could say the same.** 
An anonymous female freshman athlete, 
a victim of anorexia nervosa since the 7th 
grade, says, "The problem goes in cycles 
It started over again for me in college. It 
got to be the worst in a long time, with be- 
ing off on my own, with no family to sup- 
port me." She says. 'The food system made 
my problem worse Being on my own, I 
could eat what I wanted; I didn't have to 
eat a balanced meal." Furthermore, she 
says, "I guess there's more pressure [in col- 
lege). It's a new environment, you don't 
know anybody, and the one thing you can 
control is your weight. Getting new friends 
and all. I was very self-conscious. When I 

was skinnier. I felt more confident " 

This anonymous anorexic attributes her 
disorder to "a combination of things " I felt 
I'd do better at sports, and when I'd look at 
magazines and see pretty people, I'd want 
to be like them. Everything is so geared to 
lusmg weight. It's also a matter of self- 
esteem. You want to be as skinny as every- 
one else, as good as they are " 

This anorexic says, "I didn't realize 
(anorexia) was hap- 
pening. When it first 
starts, it's subtle, but 
then all of a sudden 
you look up and real- 
ize something's 
wrong. I was going to 
eat two crackers one 
day and felt guilty 
about it." According 
to this victim, she 
started to lose all her 
energy, faint at prac- 
tice, and lose hail 
Still, she says. "You 
get so deep into it. you 
can't stop yourself. It 
takes other people to help you " 
According to Smith, it is important lor stu- 
dents to notice the indications ol eating dis- 
orders in their peers and to approach them 
"with compassion" and express concern 
He recommends students "avoid making 
comments about weight or diet," hut rather 
tell a friend that they look unhealthy or un- 

Dining hall food you've nott<> 

ail. hut .... 

happy and encourage them to seek profes- 
sional help Smith says, "Its important not 
to use scare tactics Use positive, rational 
statements Have specific information to 
give them about where and how to get 
help." The anonymous Ireshmen anorexic 
also recommends, "Let your friends know 
you're concerned Suggest they see a nu- 
tritionist or psychologist and offer to go 

with them 

Regarding profes- 
sional help. Smith s 
that University Coun- 
seling Services d< 
individual counseling 
sessions EUld makes re- 
ferrals He also recom- 
mends Students get in- 
voke. I m outside sup- 
port groups and unites 
all interested students 

in contact i ICS to \'uu\ 

out about the new Eat- 
ing Disorders t.r.i 

Force on < ampus 
( Ibviously, Sewanee 

may nol bi immune to 
eating disorders; however, neithei is it de- 
fenseless Aimed with the artillery ofcoun- 
sehnji services, support groups, and knowl- 
edgeable students, out fantasy land can 

purge itsell of this ubiquitous plague. 

Food fight in Gailor flares tempers among Marriott workers 

by Robert Nash 

Tensions are running high amongst 
Marriott employees in the wake of last 
week's food throwing melee in Gailor. 
On two occasions the Gailor crew stood 
helpless as students hurled food across 
the dining room, disregarding the startled 
protests of the workers around them 
Now those same workers are left wonder- 
ing why and when the next fight will be. 

The first fight occurred at dinner on 
Wednesday, February 21, when a group 
of costumed PKE pledges climbed upon 
their tables and began to sing at the 
urging of their fellow sorority members. 
Fraternity members at the nearby ATO 
table responded by pelting the girls with 
pieces of their dinner. They were soon 
loined by a number of other like-minded 
students, who quickly ran the squealing 
pledges off the tables, splattering them 
with all the food they could get their 
hands on. 

More chaos ensued the next Thursday. 
when students at the Phi. Sigma Nu. and 
ATO tables faced off with the Fijian 
what some have called a premeditated, 
food-throwing blitzkrieg. The Fijis soon 
retaliated with their own barrage of 
Gailor cuisine, filling the air with the 
remnants of the night's meal. In a matter 
of seconds the room was littered with 
thrown food and broken dishes as 
students rushed for the doors, most 
escaping a few minutes before the arrival 
of the Sewanee Police Department. 

Both incidents, however brief, left the 
dining room in shambles. According to 
Gailor Night Manager, Audi Coutcher, it 

L Food flies in your face pre-planned food fight fad at 

Gailor last week. 
took overworked employees over three 

extra hours to clean the building in the 
aftermath of Thursday night's ruckus 
Some employees were unable to leave 
until well after 1 1 :00 PM because of the 

The extra labor, coupled with the 
students' apparent lack ol respect for the 
Gailor staff has caused some understand- 
ably bad feelings in the Marriott camp I 
(bought it was very unfaii foi everybody," 
s,,.d a frustrated Coutcher. She went on 
ios.,s thai she and her co -workers are 

vers depressed" about the situation 
After five years of employment in 
university food service. Coutchei claims 

that she has never run 
into a problem like 
this before and it 
worries her. "I had 
never witnessed a 
lood fight.'' she said. 

adding that safety is 
her paramount 
consideration in this 
type of situation 
"My mam concern 
to get out here 
and clean it up It was 
a mess. I mean, all it 
^^fe ild have taken was 

«| one student or 

employee to step in it 

and somebody could 

have been hurt " 

oiber employ* 
wondei just whal 

could cause such 
behavior in the 
students Some worry 
that the problem may lie with B general 
resentment ol Marriott's service within 
the University "It's ver> upsetting " said 
Robert Durham, the Director of Resident 


Durham, however, does not believe 
that the problem is unacceptable food. 
noting thai both incidents occuired on 

nights when the stall was short-handed. 
He believes that it is a ' when thecals 
away-the-mice-will-pla> situation." He 

encourages students to express their 
feelings about Gailor's quality ol service 
to the employees m a less destructive 
manner "If the issue is us. CODM tejk k) 
he said However', if the issue is. "'I 

don't like that guy at the other table', take 

it outsidi 

The students, lor their part, seem to 

b.ive somewhat ambivalent feelings 
regarding the food throwing issue. 
Freshman Kelly Falconi was one of the 
PK1 pledges on the receiving end of the 

first bombardment She said that she 

hit with "sausage in my face and spa 
ghetti on the head ol mv pmk bunny 
sun," but has not turned againsl food 

fights in general "I think lood lights are 

a [„„ thing." ^he said, laughing, "but they 

io be kept under control You can't 

break dishes or anything like " 

i on jan Patty, a sophomore Fiji, was 
anothei victim ol food throwing "1 was 

(list sitting diere, you knOW, and Stufl 

1 1 was pretty 

\\ hen asked what action should 

In- taken against the perpetrators. P 
Said thill he did not sec .up. real SOl n 

"I guess (the administration) should just 
forge! aboul it, he said, "they can't really 
track everyone down 
The administration basn.-t >et decided 

how to handle the incident, but it is 
planning to band il er to the 

Dist ipline I lommittee for lurther investi 

TheGailoi stafl de< lined to comment 

on the issue ol gmlt or punishment, 
preferring to Lave SU( h dcusions to the 
proper authorities Durham however, 
summed up bis feelings about the fight 

ily "We weren't the bad guys 


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The Sewanee Purple 

March 8, 1996 


Some Geritol Mr. Dole? 

by Chad Cunningha m 

With the Republican primaries now in 
full gear, only one thing is for certain this 
is a wide open race without any clear-cut 
front-runners. Over the past several 
weeks, we have seen the demise of the so 
called "front-runner" Bob Dole, the 
emergence of the millionaire Steve 
Forbes as a force to be reckoned with 
and the frightening jump in the polls for 
everyone's favorite isolationist, Pat 

Bob Dole needs a shot in the arm (an 
IV, speed, anything). The self-proclaimed 
leader of the Republican pack has looked 
more like a lethargic Sewanee dog than 
the vigorous, energetic candidate that the 
Republican party needs to carry them 
against Clinton in November. Arguably, 
Dole is the candidate who has the best 
chance of appealing to a broad spectrum 
of voters in November, however, Dole 
seems content to remain on his backside 
and fight off challengers' attacks rather 
that openly engage other candidates. For 
the third straight time in his career as 
Presidential candidate. Dole lost the all 
important New Hampshire primaries, and 
he has been unable to score a major 
primary victory yet (he won in the 
Dakotas but that won' t win him a 

If Dole cannot win several of the 
important Southern primaries in the next 
few weeks, his campaign will be doomed; 
he is already crippled and running a little 
short on funds and additional lackluster 
performances will scare off more poten- 
tial supporters. Dole needs to aggres- 
sively articulate his vision for the 
presidency as the question which has 
haunted him throughout this primary 
season is, "What will you do to improve 
the livelihood of Americans?" Dole has 
been unable to answer this question with 
authority Consequently, many Republi- 
cans have jumped on the Buchanan and 
Forbes bandwagons because they have 
been willing to state unabashedly their 
views (Buchanan more than the others). 
Unless Dole forcefully tells the American 
populace what he wants to do and why he 
wants to do it. Republicans will witness 
an embarrassing defeat this fall. 

After winning the Arizona primaries 
this past week, Steve Forbes established 

show whether Forbes and his simplistic 
flat-tax plan have broad appeal. It 
remains to be seen whether Mr. Flat Tax 
actually engenders support from his 
narrow message or whether a majority of 
his support has coalesced as a result of 
his massive ad campaigns. 

Likewise, Pat Buchanan is another 
character in the race for the nomination 
who has stirred up more controversy than 
the Republican Party ever wanted. In the 
wake of his shocking victory in the New 
Hampshire primaries, every "establish- 
ment" Republican has attempted to 
discredit this populist wonder; however, 
his message of tariffs, immigrant-bashing, 
anti-abortion and America first has found 
a forum among everyone from blue-collar 
Democrats to Christian Conservatives. 
This is not a situation the Republican 
party leadership wants to find itself in. 

Even though Buchanan has whipped up 
support in the Republican primaries 
(historically, more extreme elements of 
the parties participate in primaries) this 
guy would have a hard time touching a 
seasoned campaigner like Clinton in the 
general election. In the upcoming 
Southern primaries, he (like Forbes) has 
to prove that his message can be accepted 
around the country. A poor showing in 
these primaries will definitely cause 
severe damage to his campaign chances 
and could drive him from the race. 

The Republicans cannot afford to have 
this infighting drag out much longer than 
it already has. The longer the bickering 
lasts among these candidates, the easier it 
will be for Clinton to ride to victory 
without any significant challenge. In the 
weeks to come, the Republicans need a 
strong candidate to emerge who can unite 
the party and focus the attacks on the 
incumbent president. It's hard enough to 
defeat an incumbent President who is 
unchallenged in his party's primaries, but 
to weaken one's own candidates signifi- 
cantly through negative, vicious primary 
campaigns is begging for defeat in 

Maybe Mr. Dole could use a little 
Geritol for tired blood to invigorate him 
and the Republican party. 




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I am writing in response to the Count- 
ess Claire Drummond's letter to the 
editor. I was not shocked that a piece of 
garbage I had written had hooked such a 
fish and I must also confess that I was 
deeply offended to find my opinion 
column in the paper. Sometimes the 
monkey gets the best of Mr. Barber. 

My article presented the perfect 
opportunity for an intellectual heroine to 
come to the rescue. Oh Claire, the way 
you set up your cute little three paragraph 
letter and presented your advice with a 
punch, was so, punchy! One should not 
blame me because they spend their days 
wallowing in irony just waiting for the 
chance to prove that you're a 90's woman 
(or man if you must) and an 
one at that! (By the way you're just 
another chump if you found yourself 
getting off on Claire's punchy little 

What I sense here, is a fisty intellectual 
ready to assert herself. Well then 
Prospera, who am I kidding, what we 
have here is another boring mind and an 
insecurity complex in the leg department. 
I am going to copy Ms. Drummond's 
style here and deliver a little puncheroo 
myself. My advice is a little less time in 
Lisa Manley's office and more time in the 
Fowler Center. 

Of course I am aware that you are now 
looking for another chance to be the 
heroine of opinion bashing. So I propose 
that we meet shortly before dusk, on the 

bridge at Abbot's Alley this Friday night 
for a battle of the wits. We will contest 
each other with riddles and dances, 
clicking our heels three times as we turn 
spontaneously in a circular motion and 
scream at each other like mad hyenas 
until one of us combusts or runs out of 
breath. You may not wear breathe right 
strips on your nose and you must have an 
Ace of Spades in your back pocket. 

By the way Claire, you are the overly 
ambitious gownswoman walking around 
with a lusty look in your eye. All those 
illusions of intellectual grandeur going 
through your mind as you stroll through 
the Bishops' Common. Your sixth grade 
irony was as predictable as Gailor's 
chicken. I would be willing to bet that 
you have been stewing in self-love 
(referring to that incestuous quality of 
Sewanee students) and your predictable 
self-righteousness since your letter to the 
editor. However I do thank you for 
providing me with the chance to make 
another big debut in the Purple! For the 
Countess Drummond and her scrutiny I 
also promise to submit a well-structured 
four paragraph essay of style and fluidity 
It will be about my dog. Fluffy. Also 
while speaking of dogs I would like to 
inform you that arrogance and lack of 
sensitivity do make up for deficiencies in 
the inteligence department. Just ask 
Snoop Dog who recently got oft for 
accessory to murder. 

John Barber c. '97 

Shipp shape SUD 

I need to respond to the Purple's article 
about the Sewanee Utility District 
election which appeared in your edition 
of February 9. Since I was one of the 
sources for information contained in the 
article, I have the responsibility to correct 
the misrepresentation of the identity of 
Shipp Webb. 

I have found that Shipp Webb has 
always been "efficient, knowledgeable, 
and good to work with." However, it is 
very clear to me that to describe Webb as 
one who "represented the University" in 
the recent election is a great distortion of 
the truth. Those of us who live perma- 
nently in this community know that Shipp 
lives here, has his own business, and has 
played a forceful and active role in 
community affairs. In the past he has 
opposed policies of the University as an 
active member of the Leaseholders 
Association. He very much views 
himself as representing the community of 

Sewanee and I am sure that most every- 
one who knows Shipp well would not 
describe him as being a representative of 
the University. 

Your article is truthful in its indication 
that there was conflict in the latest 
election for Commissioner at the 
Sewanee Utility District. I think that the 
Purple's analysis erred in presenting the 
conflict as between "the University" and 
"the community." The real conflict was 
between two different factions within the 
Sewanee community. Both sides found 
ways to present their positions publicly 
and privately and to enlist people to 
participate in the election and vote. It 
seems to me to be in the American 
tradition that conflicts get resolved by 
participation in a political process that 
elects one or another person to responsi- 

Sherwood F. Ebey 
Commissioner, Sewanee Utility District 





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Police ain't a-woofin' 

Bye-bye Sewanee Dogs. Goodbye tradition 

by Jennie Sutton 


Sewanee won 'I tolerate "Sewanee 
Jogs" on the loose anymore; the police 

■ning to enforce the Dog Policy, 
which forbids roaming dogs. 

You haven't seen Clara, the big. blond 
dog who suns herself like a dead cock- 
roach, in front of Gailor lately. You 
haven't seen Pablo, her sidekick and self- 
appointed protector, either. These two 
dogs used to follow Olwyn Souter on her 
daily campus errands. Souter knows that 
the police have touted a crack-down on 
her Gailor dogs, "but they're out there 
still, they were there Sunday morning at 
6:30 " Souter will not abandon her 
friends of over nine years during their 
hour of disfavor. "I'll take them out on 
the lead. I take them every day— I go 
and get them unless they're out free. I 
like to see them all free; we've always 
had dogs free here," she said. 

Souter's sun-lovin' pair of pups is the 
closest thing to a "roaming" pack of dogs 
at Sewanee. Yet, roaming dogs are a 
serious concern to Wayne McBee, Chief 
of Police, as the campus must have 
realized after receiving his email message 
last week: 

"Sewanee Police Department are starting 
to aggressively enforce the Dog Policy of 
roaming dogs. Dogs will be picked up 
and put in pound. The owners will be 
charged $10.00 a day for each that they 
are in the pound. If dog's owner has not 
been identified in 5 days, the dog will be 
sent to county pound." 
The message is distressing. First, the 
police suggest that policies at Sewanee 
are enforced in varying degrees, that 
some policies are enforced agressively 
and some passively. Second, how 
aggressive do the officers plan to be when 

l# WO&9 

enforcing the policy? Will they rough up 
that sweet little I-don't-know-what-breed 
dog Scout who charms residents of 
Gorgas and Quintard? Scout in the 
slammer with a bloody snout! 

Dogs will be put in the pound. (Note, 
the message states that owners will be 
charged $10.00 a day while THEY are in 
the pound. Chief McBee assures me that 
only dogs go to the pound.) This 
"pound" consists of a few open-air 
pens— no Doggy Ritz on this Domain! 
Tom Kepple. University vice president of 
business and community relations and 
owner of Jack, the black Pablo look-alike 
known to roam the cloisters of the Quad, 
has is familiar with the consequences of 
Sewanee's dog policy. "Jack's a multiple 

offender." Kepple said "She's very adept 
at getting out of her pen " 
The dog policy was enacted in Septem- 
ber of 1994. although recently it has been 
loosely enforced. Why, out of 
cyberspace, is there the sudden need to 
enforce it? The Sewanee Police reported 
that there was no incident which 
prompted the e-mails Sam Williamson, 
presently not a dog owner (although 
during his first two years at Sewanee he 
had a beagle), said that at the Community 
Council meeting last week some "older 
members" of the community complained 
of unleashed dogs "snipping at their 
heels and hassling them on their walks" 

Kober, Benson; lab. iUtf. a, pu.urcd >?%<°y''£ ° 
Ub Lines VnUluhed ' PotmM » " ' 

Retrieving is uncertain work 

Fetch him bnghi fragrant feathers dead. 

He grins and pals his gratitude 

But barf a scented toad beside his bed. 

He screams, slams doors and me. 

A still warm, gay and bloody duck. 
He kneels and gathers like a grail 
But bring up week-old possum warm. 
His voice goes grim, his face turns pale. 
It's all retrieval; reactions vary. 

Balls or bumpers, birds and toads. 
I think it should be none or all. 
Last night I urped a knot of tennis net; 
Picky bastard won't ever get the ball. 
I'm keeping the next duck loo. 





"Unleashed" can be purchased in 

the University Bookstore for $19. 

A great gift for dog lovers and 

poetry lovers alike. 

"One law for the lion and ox is 
— William Blake 

So. "snipping" dogs and "sunnn 
dogs alike will have to remain on leashes, 
for the good of the community And il is 

,od thing, breaking the tradition ol 
"roaming dogs" if these dogs do partici 
pate in "vicious mauling attacks - I 
Dog Control Policy, reproduced at right). 
It is unfortunate that sweet pooches like 
Clara don't get probation for good 
behavior; however, the police cannot 
keep tallies of "good dog/bad d 

So. fellow students, a near-sacied 

tradition is sacrificed for the good ol 

Sewanee at large (or so they say this 
month). Do complain that ihe Sewanee 
at which you matriculated will not be 
they place from which you graduate. 
You're right. The Sewanee you graduate 
from will have one less tradition: 
roaming dogs. But think of the "aggres- 
sive" enforcement of the Dog Policy as 
creating a new tradition at Sewanee. 
harmony between Town and Gown. This 
tradition, like a strong honor code, a 
student-supported dress code, or the 
wearing of academic gowns, is yours to 
preserve. No policeman or policy can 
put these in the pound. 
MORAL: If you care about traditions 
at Sewanee, don't let it go to the dogs. 




as of September 

A. All dogs must be under the control of 
their owners at all times while on the 
Domain. Any dog not under its owner's 
control is subject lo pick up by the 
Sewanee Police Department. 

B. No dogs other than guide dogs are 
allowed in University buildings, and Ihe 
Sewanee police will pick up and hold all 
dogs found in University buildings. 

C. The police will also pick up and hold 
all dogs, whether or not under an owner's 
I ontiol, constituting a public hazard or 
nuisance. Examples include d 
snapping at, biting, or otherwise threaten- 
ing wa gers. bike-riders, other 
animals, etc. Any person who is threat- 
ened OJ attacked should (1) inform the 
dog's owner, if known, and (2) notify the 
Sewanee police The police will make a 

nable effort to notify the owner of 
any dog picked up 

D. Fees and Pines: A boarding lee of $10 
per day will be charged when andd 
picked up. A dog whose owner cannot be 
identified within 5 days from pick up will 
be sent to the Franklin county Pound. A 
dog picked up a third time within a 
calendar year will be taken immediately 
to the Pound. 

Owners of dogs judged by the Sewanee 
Police to be a public nuisance or hazard 
(see C above) will be subject to a $100 
fine for the first offense, and the owner 
musl provide satisfactory evidence that 
the dog will be adequately secured a! all 
times A 1250 fine will be charged t.-i 
the second offense, and the dog shall be 
removed from the Domain in the t\ 
;ittm ,i a dog picked upa third 

alendai yearfoi not hang 
under its owner's control shall also be 
ove< l from the Domain. Upon the 
recommendation ol 'he sewanee Police. 

thai lias made a vicious mauling 
attack 01 has engaged in a second biting 

;e shall be removed from the 
Domain immediately. 

E. Watch dogs kept by leaseholders must 

,urely fenced in at all times and 
adequate warning signs posted. The 
number of such dogs is limited to two. 

F. Leaseholders raising dogs, other than 
a casual litter, may be required to obtain ;i 
special permit for this purpose 

G. Pit Bulls are not allowed on the 

H. The Sewanee Police may bring cases 
to the attention of the Community 
Council Unit do not fit clearly within this 
policy for the Council's action. 
I. This policy will be published each 
year in the Messenger, placed in student 
information packets, and given to new 
University renters and leaseholders. 

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The Sewanee Purple 

March 8, 1996 


Basketball honored by SCAC 

by Robbie Griffith 

Sports Editor 

Both Sewanee basketball teams ended 
their respective seasons on high notes as 
the Tigers posted six conference honor- 

Brandi Poole - Junior forward Brandi 
Poole was named to the SCAC All- 
Conference Honorable Mention Team as 
voted by the eight conference head 
coaches. Brandi average 12.7 points per 
game (second on the team), 8.8 rebounds 
per game (second on the team), and 1 .8 
blocks per game that not only lead the 
team, but also led the conference. She 
currently ranks seventh among all-time 
scorers for women's basketball. 
Kim Fauls - Junior forward Kim Fauls 
was named to the SCAC All-Conference 
First team as she led the team in four 
statistical categories. She averaged 17.1 
points (3rd in the conference), 9.5 
rebounds (3rd in the conference), and 1.2 
blocks (3rd in the conference) per game. 
She also shot a conference best 81% from 
the foul line and currently ranks fifth 
among all-time scorers for women's 
basketball with over 1.100 points. 
Pete Dillon - Senior point guard Pete 
Dillon was named to the SCAC All- 
Conference Honorable Mention team as 
he led the team in three statistical 

in the conference), 1 .7 steals (4th in the 
conference), and shot 80.3% from the line 
(6th in the conference). Pete also 
finished fourth among Sewanee's all-time 
assist leaders with 385 career assists. 
Turner Emery - Sophomore Turner 
Emery led the Sewanee Tigers in scoring 
with 1 7.6 points per game (5th in the 
conference). His performance earned 
Turner SCAC All-Conference Honorable 
Mention this season. He also shot 39% 
from three-point range and finished up 
7th in the SCAC in free throw percentage 
with 80%. 

Hunter Connelly - Senior forward 
Hunter Connelly surpassed the 1.000 
point mark this season as he earned 
SCAC All-Conference Second Team 
honors. He led the Tigers in rebounds per 
game with 6.7 (7th in the conference) and 
was third on the team in scoring with 14.4 
points per game ( 1 1 th in the conference). 
Hunter also finished his career with 297 
assists - a mark that ranks fifth among 
Sewanee all-time leaders. 
Ryan Harrigan - Sophomore center 
Ryan Harrigan led the Tigers and the 
SCAC in field goal percentage this 
season with 62% - a percentage that 
helped him to earn SCAC All-Conference 
Second Team honors. Ryan also aver- 
aged 16.5 points per game (2nd on the 

categories. Pete averaged 4.8 assists (2nd team and 6th in the conference). 

Equestrian team riding high 

by Robbie Griffith 
Sports Editor 

The Sewanee equestrian team returned 
to the Mountain with first and second 
place finishes on the two days of compe- 
tition at Midway College. Katherine 
Davis, Amanda Smart, and Rebecca 
Taylor all placed individually and Davis 
was High Point Rider on Saturday. The 
horse-riding Tigers now are ranked 

College, and they have been invited to the 
Zone Finals at Middle Tennessee State 
University on April 14th. Katherine 
Davis and Wendy Orlow both have 
qualified for Regional Finals in their 
respective events and Davis looks to 
improve on her standing as Regional 
High Point Rider in quest for an invita- 
tion to the National Finals in California. 
Sewanee's next home show is on March 
30 and 31. 

second in the region behind Midway 

Tennis teams roll into season 

by Robbie Griffith 

Sports Editor 

The men's and women's tennis teams 
are long on their way to impressive 
seasons. The men's team is 4-0 through 
March 4th and the women's team is 3-1. 
with their only loss coming at the hands 
of Rhodes on February 25th (4-5). 
Despite the team's loss, Jenny Coleman 
(6-2, 6-2), Sissy Nabers (6-1.6-0). and 
Sara Cameron (7-6, 6-1) all won their 
singles' matches and the doubles team of 
Williams and Nabers won their match (8- 
5). Only three days later, the Lady Tigers 
hosted North Alabama and sent them 
home with a 2-7 loss. Ialacci, Williams. 
Irwin, Nabers, and Cameron all won their 
singles' matches as did the doubles teams 
of Ialacci/Williams and Nabers/Irwin 
After another three days of rest, Sewanee 
continued their home stand with a 
blanking of University of Alabama - 
Huntsville (9-0). Ialacci, Williams. 
Coleman, Irwin, Nabers. and Cameron all 

won their singles' matches as did the 
doubles' teams of Ialacci/Williams, Irwin/ 
Nabers, and Coleman/Toole. The Lady 
Tigers also defeated Lee College 9-0 on 
the 29th. 

The men's team defeated Rhodes on 
February 25th (6-3) with singles' victo- 
ries from Wes Talman (6-3, 6-1 ), Shep 
Smith (3-6. 6-4, 6-4), Court Michau (6-0. 
6-0), and Clifton Clyborne (6-3, 6-3). 
The doubles' teams of Smith/Ferguson 
and Michau/Talman also won their 
matches. The Tigers continued their 
streak on the 29th as they defeated Lee 
College 8-1 . Home, Dargen, Talman. 
Michau. and Clyborne all won their 
singles' matches as did all three doubles' 
teams (Home/Dargen, Smith/Ferguson, 
and Michau/Talman). Sewanee com- 
pleted their four match winning streak 
with a victory over Alabama-Huntsville 
on March 2nd (7-2). Home, Dargan, 
Talman. Smith, and Michau along with 
the teams of Home/Dargen and Michau/ 
Talman all won their matches. 

Phraoh, 1 vnHulchin — 

Sophomore Turner Emory leads an all-star cast of six Sewanee All-Conference hoopsters 

Tigers have foot on 
the right track 

by Katrina Nelson 

Assistant Sports Editor 

Fast, lean animals have finally been let 
out of their confinements and allowed to 
run and frolic outside. Yes, the Tigers are 
into their outdoor season and out of the 
gerbil cage. Though few in number, the 
members of the Sewanee Track team look 
forward to a promising season. Results of 
both the Sewanee Indoor Invitational and 
the Oglethorpe Fan Pleaser Meet point to 
an exciting spring season for the women. 
The sprinting realm, led by Conference 
Champion Michelle Parks, includes 
returning runners Myranda Davis and 
LeAnn Foss in addition to several new 
fast women oh the Domain. Being that 
the two meets thus far have had non- 
traditional events (many relay races) for 
the spring season, the sprinters look 
forward to working on their specialties, 
such as Parks' open 400m. The middle- 
distance and distance runners have also 
confronted many different events such as 
last Saturday's 4X3200m relay. The 
group crazy enough to participate in such 
an event consists of veterans Abi White 
and Katrina Nelson as well as freshmen 
Abby Howell and Kari Palmintier. After 
this past weekend's meet, the distance 
contingent jokingly suggests a new event: 

4X1 0,000m. 

On the field, Maria Marcum reenters the 
world of field events after knee surgery 
prohibited her from participating in the 
1995 season. At the Oglethorpe meet, she 
exhibited an encouraging comeback, 
placing second in the javelin. 

The men are also faced with a "quality 
over quantity" season as they too are few 
in numbers. Promising individual 
performances by sprinter, hurdler, and 
jumper Jason Hamilton as well as middle- 
distance runner Jeb Bridges are antici- 
pated. Throwers (those you hear grunt- 
ing), led by veteran Shann Williams, look 
forward to finally participating in a full 
sequence of events this weekend in Berea 
Similarly, the men's distance group is 
anxious to take part in longer events on 
Saturday such as, 10,000m and 5000m 
races. Many of the distance runners such 
as Ian Cross, Hollis Duncan and Bret 
Alexander were strong competitors 
during the cross country season. In 
addition, many freshmen and other 
rookies combine to form a distance 
element that other schools will be hard 
pressed to beat. A better and more 
plenary look at the track teams can be 
seen following this weekend's competi- 
tion in Kentucky, the first outdoor meet of 
many this season. 



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Tifijer Talk: Is Sewanee the Rodney Dangerfield of athletics? 

by Robbie Griffith 

Sports Editor 

yjty^t Sewanee athletics get its 
respect? I admit that I didn't transfer 
from Division I N.C. State to Division III 
Sewanee because of the athletic program, 
but I'll also admit the lure of being able to 
play soccer was a very powerful one. 
Where else would you see as high 
percentage participation in sports than 
on a small liberal arts college in the 
middle of Tennessee? Sure, my dream 
of playing soccer was never fulfilled, but 
that was my fault. I'm convinced I was 
good enough, but my drive and motiva- 
tion weren't there. I was at Sewanee to 
take classes and to eventually take the 
prestige of Sewanee through the gates and 
hack to the real world. Maybe I just 
didn't want to practice at six in the 

morning or maybe I didn't respect the 
athletic challenge presented to me. Either 
way, the respect wasn't there. 

I am not knocking the athletic depart- 
ment (they do an excellent job) because I 
know it's tough recruiting athletes to 
come to Sewanee when you can't offer an 
athletic scholarship, but you can offer late 
nights, hundreds of pages of extra 
reading, and that wonderful institution of 
comprehensive examinations. That's 
really not enticing to most prospective 
athletes, even once they're second- 
semester psychology majors. With 
coaches moving on to bigger and better 
things each year and with the athletic 
challenges presented to them, no true 
athlete is going to want to come to 
Sewanee when they can go to UT- 
Knoxville or Memphis on an athletic 

scholarship and get by — just ask Chris 
Washburn or Charles Shackleford (two 
products of the Valvano system at N.C. 
State). Hey, they might have thought 
they were amphibious Instead of 
ambidextrous and thought they had six 
ringers, but they won games when they 
weren't point shaving At a tough school, 
with no athletic scholarships, the athletics 
will suffer. Sewanee's at least as good as 
Duke academically, but they've got DI 
respect and we don't. 

The respect that Sewanee 
academics gets is not equal to the amount 
of respect that the athletics get. The 
balance is tipped to the gown, not the 
uniform. Maybe it's a Division III thing 
and I just won't understand, but the 
respect thing goes beyond that Even 
within Division III. Sewanee doesn't get 

its props The men's basketball team got 
Shafted in the bids for the Tournament 
the two teams ahead ol them made 
the first round before fizzling out in the 
second. Sewanee had an IK-7 record (9-5 
in SCAC) and did not get invited to the 
Big Dili Dance. In some ways the stats 
add up. but in others they don't. Maybe 
I'm just looking for things now and 
should stop before I begin to sound like 
Dick Vitale and stretch reality to the 
extent of calling Dean Smith the 
Michelangelo of Basketball. Sewanee, 
and all of Division III athletics, deserve a 
break. They need a chance to grow. 


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March 8, 1996 

Sewanee swimmer strokes to victory at SCAC Championships hosted at Sewanee, February 22-24. 

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Sewanee Swimming and Diving: The SCAC Champs 

by Scott Evans 

It's all over now. Six months of 
splashing arms and legs, fast sprints and 
slow "zen-swims," close races and huge 
defeats, belly busters and ten-point dives. 
Coach Obermiller'^. pep talks, signs, 
signs, and more signs, bald heads. . . and 
a hampionship That's pretty much the 
past season for the Sewanee Swimming 
and Diving teams. 

The popularly-named "Water Felines" 
just finished one of the longest seasons on 
the Mountain as SCAC Conference 
Champions. Teams from as distant as 
Texas and Florida traveled to compete in 
the first annual SCAC Championships 
from February 22-24. 

After the 3-day event, 20 new school 
records had been set. Leading the record- 
setting field were Kalah Tompkins (3 
individual and 4 relay records) and Brian 
Spurlock (3 individual and 1 relay 
record). Jon Morris and Mackenzie 
Johnson broke both the 1- and 3-Meter 

diving records for men and women, each 
receiving male/female diver of the meet. 
Finishing off the record setters were 
Robbie Spruill (2 individual and 4 relays). 
East Apthorp ( 1 individual and 2 relays), 
and Scottie Pate ( 1 individual record). 

Sewanee also had 31 swimmers who 
placed in the top three places of their 
event and even sent one member to the 
National Championships. Jon Morris (c. 
'99) qualified in the 3-M diving by 
scoring above the cut by nearly 150 
points. He will compete in both the 1- 
and 3-Meter Championships in a month. 

While the women's team was favored to 
win conference from the beginning, the 
men's team faced a difficult challenge. 
Trinity, Washington & Lee. and Sewanee 
all battled for the top three positions. It 
came down to the last relay for the men to 
decide the standings. Sewanee defeated 
Trinity in the relay and thus ensured the 
championship. "It was the most amazing 
last day in my seventeen years of coach - 

ing," exclaimed Coach Obermiller. 

"Conference championships were a 
distant dream for me back in Septem- 
ber," explained Ben Pearson (c. '99), 
"but I, like everyone else, took the meets 
individually, and we ended up with a 
winning record." The team prepared for 
six months with the goal of doing well. 
"We focused on a specific goal and 
worked as a team to achieve that goal, 
and the signs just helped us visualize our 
goals," pointed out Kalah Tompkins (c. 
'99). Coach Max explains, "There are 
no individuals on the team, each person 
functions as a representative of the team. 
So many of the other teams lacked this 
ideology, and it gave us the necessary 
advantage to achieve victory." 

Coach Obermiller estimates about 
97% of the team had season bests, and 
90% had lifetime bests. The women's 
team ended with a record of 9 wins and 
1 loss, while the men's team finished 

with a winning season of 7 wins and 4 

The swim team graduates only six 
seniors this year. Captain Caroline Powell 
(c. *96) sums up her season by saying. 
"This year's first annual SCAC Confer 
ence Championship victories of both men 
and women was the culmination of all of 
our hard work throughout the season. As a 
senior and captain, I couldn't have asked 
for a better end to my swimming career. It 
was a pleasure to be captain of such a 
dedicated and spirited team, and I'm sure 
they will continue on the road to success " 
Co-Captain Paul Randall (c. '96) adds, 
"The Sewanee Swimming dynasty is 
starting. In my four years, the team has 
come a long way from basically a club 
sport to a legitimate varsity sport. This 
championship is evidence of this change, 
and it just proves that Max's hard work 
has paid off." 

The Sewanee Water Felines celebrate the conference championship last month. Sewanee swam away 
with both the men's and women's titles. 





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March 8, 1996 

The Sewanee Purple 

Page 9 

B-GLAD presents film festival 

The Second Annual B-GLAD 
(Bisexual, Gay, Lesbian Alliance for 
Diversity) Sewanee Film Festival 
will take place Wednesday, March 
27 and Thursday. March 28. This is 
an event you won't want to miss, 
especially if you've never been to a 
film-fest before! B-GLAD, a 
student organization dedicated to 
matters of sexuality, will once again 
present seven short, low-budget 
films with bisexual, gay or lesbian 
themes, as well as literature and 
brief commentaries. All films are 
FREE and open to the public. The 
film festival will be approximately 
two hours each night, with intermit- 
tent speakers and an informal 
reception on the second night. 

Wednesday , March 27 

□ "Yo, La Peor de Todas" [I. the 
Worst of All] by Maria Louisa 
Bemberg. A spectacular movie set 
in 17th-century Mexico, telling the 
story of Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz, a 
talented poet and Spanish nun 
denounced by the Catholic Church 
for her numerous works. Sor Juana 
develops a close relationship with 
the vicereine, and their relationship 
takes-on a complicated character as 
the distinction between friends and 
lovers becomes obscured. Based on 
The Tra ps of Faith , by Nobel Prize- 
winning writer Octavio Paz. (1990) 

Thursday, March 28 

□ "Cowboy Jesus" by Jamie 
Yerkes. A film that depicts the 
second coming of Jesus with a 
bizarre series of unexpected events. 

Sor Juana Inez de la Cruz. Spanish nun and 
poet, in "Yo, La Peor de Todas" 

Hop-on for a ride through unex- 
pected racial, sexual and spiritual 
themes, each with a comic but clever 
twist! (1995) 

□ "A Friend of Dorothy's" directed 
by Raoul O'Connell. Leaping into 
college with a vengeance, Winston 
savors all the temptations of New 
York and NYU, where "A Friend of 
Dorothy's" was filmed. For this 

curious freshman, self-discovery 
through observation and interac- 
tion prove more appealing than 
liming the books; the adventure 
Winston seeks, he eventually 
discovers, is closer than he 
realizes. (1994) 

Q "I Became a Lesbian, So Can 
You" by Lizzie Donahue. Just 
what does it lake to be a lesbian? 
Learn all the basics using this 
modem, do-it-yourself guide! 

J "Ice Cream Sunday" by Jeff 
Cowan. Back by popular demand! 
This film was part of the 1995 B- 
GLAD Sewanee film festival. This 
year it will be presented anew, but 
the film remains the same: a 
surreal ice cream sundae, a 
homoerotic theme and a delight- 
fully unusual outcome! (1994) 

□ "The Village Idiot" by Patrick 
Snee. A teenager develops a black, 
lesbian identity through her crush 
on singer Marilyn McCoo. This 
film looks at identity development 
by combining the structure of after- 
school specials with the style of 
"Laugh-In" and it questions the 
ability of mass media to represent 
issues of identity, while at the same 
time criticizing the safety and 
complacency of identity politics 

□ plus: two short, low-budget 
films by Sewanee students 

□ an informal reception will 
follow the film festival 

Some might find the content of these 
films offensive. 

Local justice and peace center offers student writing prizes 

b y Scott Bates 

"/ was, being human, born alone; 
I am, being woman, sore beset; 
I live by squeezing from a stone 
The little nourishment I get.... " 
—Elinor Wylie. 

The topic of the annual Cumberland 
Center student writing contest for this 
year is "Women at Sewanee." Two 
hundred dollars in prizes will be given for 
the best poems, short stories or essays 
dealing primarily with this topic. 

Any student at the University of the 
South is qualified to enter the contest. 
There is no limit to the number of entries; 
all entries should be sent to SPO 1263 
before April 1, 1996. Winning entries will 
be published in the spring 1996 issue of 
"The Mountain Goat." 

The Cumberland Center for Justice and 
Peace is a non-profit educational group 
which meets regularly at Sewanee. 
Headed up by Jennifer Lapidus and Ed 
Camp, it is committed to work to bring 
about a measure of peace with justice 
locally and regionally as well as through- 
out the world. 

In addition to a modest grants program, 
the Center has worked over the years on 
environmental justice programs, a 
campaign for peace toys and games and 
joint campaigns for various causes with 
other peace and disarmament groups 

The aim of this contest is to solicit and 
to publish good creative writing among 
students of the College and Theology 
School dealing with major issues of 
justice and peace. 

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The chef, who i Ire ulates Hie dining 
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tiding tot he availablity of fresh 
products. Farmer John delivered his 
organically grown vegetables that day. 
and the mixture of the thinly grated, 
sweetly Cried shallots sprinkled over 
lettuce with the delicate scallops was an 
unusual, yet tasty appetizer. 

We moved from the bar to our re- 
served table in the dining room. One 

wall was completely covered in rors 

of all shapes and sizes and beautiful 
black-and-white photographs of P 
scenes were scattered throughout the 
room. On our table a small, shaded 
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March 8, 1996 


Buckwheat Zydeco brings Creole tradition to Cravens 

by Chadwick Wall 

Buckwheat Zydeco, King of Creole 

Sewanee partied Creole-style to 
Buckwheat Zydeco. the U.S.'s premiere 
zydeco band. But what the hell is 
"zydeco" anyway? Webster's says: "a 
heavily syncopated that originated among 
the blacks of S. Louisiana, containing 
elements of blues, traditionsal white 
Cajun music, etc. and is played usually by 
a band that include accordion, guitar, and 
washboard." Saturday. March 2, Buck- 
wheat Zydeco held Cravens' stage for 90 

Buckwheat Zydeco distinguished itself 
other B.C. Board bands by their cheery 
playfulness, energy and colorful histrion- 
ics, a marked characteristic of many 
zydeco bands. Buckwheat Zydeco 
possesses the last attribute in ostentation, 
displayed with the introduction of 
Buckwheat Zydeco leader, Stanley 
"Buckwheat" Durail, Jr. 

Buckwheat, one might have noticed that 
he harbors a studied impersonation of 
James Brown, minus many of Brown's 
grunts, whines and gymnastics, as the 
band's washboard player pointed out. 
When I asked the band's manager if I 
could interview Buckwheat, he led me 
backstage after weaving a thick air of awe 
and suspense about the flamboyant figure. 

Clad in the garish suit of a Las Vegas 
showman, Buckwheat answered most of 

Folk- rap replaces grunge 

by John Molinaro 

The Folk Implosion- The 

Folk Implosion EP (The 
Communion Label) The lo- 
fi revolution has seized 
indie land; its tape hiss, 
scruffy pop tunes, and 
weird sounds are the 
name of the game now, 
replacing the grunge 
era. Yet Lou Barlow has 
been the undisputed 
king of lo-fi for a 
number of years now- 
first as bassist for J 
Mascis and Dinosaur Jr. 
and then on his own as 
leader of Sebadoh and 
the Folk Implosion. 
It was only this 
past year, though, that 
Lou got the attention 
he deserves when "Natu- 
ral One" off the KIDS 
Soundtrack became a MTV 
Buzz Bin hit and 
brought him to national 
attention. KIDS 
sounded like it had a 
larger budget and 
lacked some of Barlow's 
familiar roughness, but 
this new EP returns Barlow 
to the territory with which 
he is most familiar— lo-fi 
pop, collecting songs from 
the "Palm" 7 -inch and the 
"Electric Idiot" 7-inch. 

If you are unfamiliar 
with the lo-fi revolution, 

it encompasses pop, punk, 
and, in the case of Beck, 
folk-rap. As far as 
Barlow's pop goes, just 
imagine sitting on your back 
porch on a Sunday afternoon, 
drinking a couple of beers, 
and listening to a tape your 

friends' band recorded in 
their garage on a patchwork 
system. Now, as difficult 
as this may seem, imagine: 
the tape is not filled with 
total crap, but beautiful, 
offbeat, Beatles-esque 
songs, emerging from the din 
of poorly-recorded noise. 

It is the sound of ennui and 
Pabst Blue Ribbon mingling 
with conversations about 
love and hangovers . 

"Palm of My Hand" and 
"Mood Swing" could have been 
out takes from the KIDS ses- 
sions, only the lyrics are 
too upbeat. Both tracks 
have the undulating and 
shaky sound of KIDS' 
"Natural One." "Elec- 
tric Idiot" has a more 
frantic, claustrophobic 
tone, and "I Reserve 
the Right to Rock" 
leaps from one instru- 
mental sketch to an- 
other, eventually end- 
ing in a child-like 
chant punctuated by 
distortion (all in 
under two-and-a-half 
minutes) . 

Recently Released. . . 

Bad Religion- The Gray Face 
Bad Religion and the Ramones 
are probably the oldest 
surviving punks; however, 
unlike the Ramones, Bad 
Religion is still distilling 
vital, politically charged 
music from their three clford angst. 
Th« OrifterB- Ain't My Lookout The 
Grifters are Memphis 's favorite lo- 
fi band, adding a Southern mystique 
and a country-blues tinge to their 
brand of indie-rock. 
The Cowboy Junkiee- Lay It Down 
More beautiful blues and folk based 
rock from the Junkies. The sound 
is much sparser this time around, 
renrtniscenc of. tb»i«r. first 'Cbree 
albums . 

my questions and did not forget to 
occasionally howl or primp his well- 
greased pompadour. Buckwheat spoke 
with such enthusiasm I barely caught the 
majority of his words. 

After performing for two years with the 
famous Clipton Chenier in the Red Hot 
Zydeco Band, Buckwheat founded 
Buckwheat Zydeco in 1979, mainly to 
"get back to [his] culture," although he 
ironically declares that he hates zyde 
Buckwheat quickly distinguishes Cajun 
from Creole music. He describes Cajun 
music as the "hillbilly, traditional music 
of many of the French descendants in 
Louisiana. " Creole music is the "black 
traditional music of Louisiana " 

Among his many influences. Buck 
wheat credits his "champion" Fats 
Domino, Jimmy Smitt and manyja77 
musicians as key in forming the distinc- 
tive sound of Buckwheat Zydeco. The 
band has integrated these elements into 
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Buckwheat Zydeco tours an astonishing 
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March 8, 1996 

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Rock-A-Like: A raucous affair proves profitable for Outreach 

by Chris Shoemaker 

Arts Editor . 

Once a year at Sewanee, there is a night 
when it is acceptable to get intoxicated 
and make a complete fool of yourself in 
front of most of the campus and select 
faculty members. No, it's neither Shake 
Day nor Party Weekend, for this evening 
actually is profitable. Rock-A-Like. 

An annual fund-raiser for the Jamaica 
Outreach Program, Rock-A-Like proved 
to be a prosperous, if barely entertaining 
event. Raising over $2,000 in one 
evening, the Jamaica Outreach Trip now 
has a total of $8,000 to buy building 
materials for two houses and one play- 
ground in Kingston. 

The concept of Rock-A-Like is simple: 
drunk pledges trying to lip synch to 
cheesy 80s music. Students came out to 
Ijov/er Cravens on February 24 full of 
beer and anticipation of the evening 

The ADT actives stole first place with a 
rendition of many of their most-loved rap 
songs. The act showed some calculated 
choreography and planning. Second 
place went to Theta Pi pledges who were 
Simply Irresistable." Ron Briggs, Dan 
Lacher. and Jeremy Larance's version of 
Thriller," which took third place, was 
entertaining if only because of the black 
light (an effect emphasized even more 
because of the crowd's state of mind by 
the second act). The ATO pledge class got 

alongside the students. He said that some 
members of the faculty have expressed 
interest in becoming involved in Rock-A- 
Like. but are reluctant to because of the 
chaos of the event 

Perhaps Sewanee does not need to replace 
Rock-A-Like with a talent competition, but 
instead hold one as separate event where 
the faculty would be more likely to become 
involved. Rock-A-Like is a rare event: one 
at which Greeks, independents and commu- 
nity members can come together for a good 
time and a good cause. 

Monkey see. monkey do: Rock-A-Like stars lip 
the crowd involved by pulling girls on 
stage for a rousing dance to "Why Don't 
We Get Drunk and Screw " 

Unfortunately, some acts involved little 
more than pledges gyrating on stage to 
the same, stale songs. A talent showcase 
these displays were not, although talent is 
not the point of Rock-A-Like. 

Rock-A-Like allows a chance for all 
pledge classes to bond with each other 
while rehearsing and then spend an 
evening representing their Greek organi- 
zation. Seldom does one see a somber 
person at Rock-A-Like. for everyone is 
caught up in the spirit of fun and enter- 

sync their way to fame. 

tainment by their fellow peers 

Dixon Myers, Coordinator of Outreach 
Ministries and the driving force behind 
Rock-A-Like, is unsure if the format of 
the event should be changed. Although 
he has toyed "with the idea of having 
auditions for Rock-A-Like" he's not 
positive that's the way to go. Watching 
boys up on stage grabbing their crotch to 
a skipping CD may not be the most 
pleasant scenario in his opinion, but. he 
said, "maybe I'm just getting old" 

Myers said that, years ago, a variety 
show look the place of Rock-A-Like The 
talent show was open to everyone, and 
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Fantasticks, continued from p. I 

garden, and the wall which was destroyed 
for Matt and Luisa is rebuilt. El Gallo 
sweeps Luisa off of her feet, and she 
attempts some semblance of the bohe- 
mian life At this point Matt is travelling 
the world under the torture (fire, fists, 
etc.) of Henry and Mortimer 

Finally, worldly travels end, compas- 
sion returns to Luisa and happiness wins 
The fathers reconcile their differences, 
and a magical turn-about occurs. There is 
a presentation of self-knowledge, and 
finally a simple understanding of life that 
is devoid of any preachy moralizing or 
stoic self-denial. 

Romantic illusions fail, and characters 
seem to learn that life is more than the 
exciting defenses of the beloved or some 
romantic words across a wall. The play 
ultimately is a profound comment on 
romantic illusions, the mistake of an 
omniscient narrator entering the story (as 
El Gallo does) and the bohemian lie that 
everything is beautiful and that there is no 


This dramatic feat, of course, was not a 
spontaneously "fantastic" occurrence. 
The production, being a musical, required 
extensive training and practice, under the 
able hand of senior music and theater 

major Patrick Comer. Amd how could one 
forget to mention the tour-piece student 
orchestra? Ben Carlisle (piano). I >0Ug 
O'Neill (2nd piano). Duncan Vinson 

(bass) and Rob Whisenant (percussion) 

kept the players and patrons alike 
entranced as they switched between 
highly different themes during the course 
of the musical And. this fad absolutely 
must be mentioned, somewhere between 
the intense rehearsals, the cast kindly was 
able to provide the audience with sugary 
snacks and drinks to keep themselves 
occupied before the play and during 
intermission? "The Fantasticks" has set a 
good precedent for future Theatre 
Sewanee productions in the refreshment 
department, but it will be an equally hard 
act to follow in the performance depart- 
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What to do when there's nothing to do on the Domain 

15 March. ATTENTION: 
"Friends" fans: Check out Matt 
LeBlanc's real acting talent in the 
movie "Ed," starring the stud 
himself alongside a chimpanzee. 
Correction: a baseball-playing 
chimpanzee. A story about "mi- 
nor league, major friendship." 
Opens nationwide on Friday, 
March 15. 

10, 16-22 March. "Fiddler on 
the Roof." If you were a rich 
man, you would go to New York 
and see this classic musical. Since 
you're probably an impoverished 
college student trying to save 
money for mimosas (or just Beast) 
over break, TPAC's production 
might be more your style (in 
Nashville). Presented by the 
Tennessee Repertory Theater, 

23 and 24 March. Rialto Re- 
opens. The former marquee of 
this movie theater in the Fairlie- 
Poplar district of Atlanta, near the 
Georgia State campus, will be in 

lights again soon. Vocalist 
Maureen McGovern and the Rialto 
Pops Orchestra will be performing, 
but if you wanna check the place 
out before hand, there will be an 
open house on 22 March. For 
more information, call 404/651- 


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get that latte! The big, hip, gray 
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and will be for sale for $5 "soon" 
in the SPO — and you get a free 
fill-up of coffee! 

2 April. Candystripers SUCK 
YOUR BLOOD. No, not some 
1965 B movie. The Red Cross 
wants some plasma from some 
healthy college students, namely 
YOU. Finally . . . some adults 
who don't care if you're an A+ or 
B- student (but you get extra 
doughnuts if you're AB or O)! 
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or just show up at Convo, 12-6. 

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